Between 1987 and 2000, Green Number runner Leonard Chuene completed 12 Comrades marathons, and earned 12 medals.
The 2020 athletics year in review: The highs, lows and surprises
Wayde van Niekerk is back, but Caster Semenya is still fighting for the right to compete over her specialist distances.
Despite World Athletics receiving widespread criticism for its stance, Coe maintains that DSD rules are aimed at protecting the women’s category in athletics.
The two-time Olympic gold medalist, who has elevated testosterone due to DSD, identifies as a woman and races as a woman.
The South African Olympic champion, Van Niekerk remains unbeaten over all sprint distances in his comeback season.
With Athletics South Africa relaunching the sport this month, Van Niekerk has confirmed his 2020 campaign is not over and he will line up at an Athletics Central North West league meeting.

Athletics ‘Sascoc is not your property’: IOC tells board members to shape up

Elections for the Sascoc board were initially scheduled to be held in March but were postponed by eight months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Athletics Determined parkrun organisers search for a solution

To proceed, organisers need to find a way to host events without exceeding government enforced limitations.

Athletics Date for 2021 Comrades announced

The CMA board has also confirmed that next year’s 95th Comrades Marathon will be a down run, starting at the Pietermaritzburg City Hall and finishing at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium – Covid-19 and government restrictions permitting.

Athletics Steyn shines in the rain, Kosgei retains title at London Marathon

Steyn was just 16 seconds outside Colleen de Reuck’s 24-year-old national record, climbing to second place in the all-time South African marathon rankings.

Athletics Semenya’s lawyer prepares testosterone rule challenge in European court

A legal team is preparing the paperwork to take the case before the European court, a process that will take “a few more months”.

Athletics Relief for athletes as ASA targets November return

With the federation apparently also preparing to release a 2021 fixtures list, ASA says some changes should be expected, including the popular Comrades Marathon moving to September.

Athletics Satisfied with his season, Simbine is now eyeing the Olympics

“I want to take that confidence into my training and my races next season, and make sure I put it all together in the Olympic season.”

Athletics Simbine storms to Diamond League victory, Duplantis breaks world record

Swedish pole vault star Armand Duplantis eclipsed Ukrainian legend Sergey Bubka’s 26-year mark, setting a new outdoor pole vault world record of 6.15m.

Athletics Wayde shifts his focus to the Tokyo Olympics

“It has been a bit of a roller coaster year, but I feel comfortable and confident for the upcoming season and the Olympic Games.”

Athletics Triumphant return as Wayde coasts to victory

South African sprinters Wayde van Niekerk and Akani Simbine won their races in Bellinzona.

Athletics Sports Minister calls Semenya ruling ‘unfortunate’

The Sports Minister has called on South Africans to get behind Semenya and show her support by backing her in her fight against injustice.

Athletics ‘I will continue to fight’ – Semenya after losing appeal against controversial athletics rules

‘I know what is right and will do all I can do to protect basic human rights for young girls everywhere,’ says Semenya.

Athletics Another loss for Semenya in ongoing battle against controversial athletics rules

Middle-distance star Caster Semenya has lost the latest round in her ongoing battle against controversial new international athletics rules.

I’m lucky to be alive – Bester

Athletics I’m lucky to be alive – Bester

‘The worst is the ribs that are broken; they’re very sore. I am battling to walk.’

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