Women in Sport: The ‘Serena’ of SA running has one huge bucket list item left
Irvette van Blerk, who famously won the Soweto Marathon while pregnant, wants to finally realise an Olympic dream next year.
Could Team SA’s challenge at the Olympics receive an unexpected boost?
But this year’s Comrades queen faces an interesting choice next year…
The world famous ultramarathon’s lure remains clearly as strong as ever.
Just one week after finishing fifth in the marathon race at the World Championships in Doha, the local hero coasted over the line.
Ten months out from the Tokyo Olympics, South Africa returned home with no medals at the World Champs for the first time since 2007.

No luck for Mokoka or SA relay team

SA’s World Champs campaign in Doha fizzles out badly.

Relay quartet smash SA record

South Africa might belatedly have a chance of a rare medal at the IAAF World Champs.

Comrades Marathon targets record numbers in 2020

As if one felt it wasn’t big enough already…

Alkana saves Team SA blushes

Various other athletes reach notable personal milestones, but it’s not good enough on the world stage.

No luck for Team SA

South Africa’s most anticipated session at the IAAF World Champs fizzles out with a litany of fourth-placed finishes.

SA athletes keep medal hopes alive

Akani Simbine shows great form as the reliable long jump duo also make their mark.

In-form Simbine carries SA’s hopes in Doha

As the squad still reels from the absences of Wayde van Niekerk and Caster Semenya, ASA president Aleck Skhosana issues a challenge to show their depth.

Feast to famine: Why SA should expect a medal drought at the World Champs

Feast to famine: Why SA should expect a medal drought at the World Champs

It’s not just about the absence of Caster Semenya and Wayde van Niekerk…

Under-strength Team SA expected to take a back seat at World Champs

With Wayde and Caster out of the reckoning for various reasons, only a small group are considered medal contenders for Doha.

SA sprinter suspended after failing doping test

Carina Horn, the first female SA athlete to break the 11 second barrier over 100m, tested positive for two prohibited substances.

Shock as SA’s fastest woman faces doping allegations

Carina Horn last year made history by becoming the first local woman to dip under 11 seconds in the 100m.

Kenyans shine at Cape Town Marathon

Elroy Gelant led the South African charge by producing a gutsy fight against a strong international field.

Gelant chasing fast time at Cape Town Marathon

He hopes to capitalise on the absence of red-hot Stephen Mokoka.

More bittersweet glory for Caster

She’s now officially 2011’s world champion in the 800m, but ironically she won’t be able to collect her gold at this year’s edition due to her own banishment.




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