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

Athletics Golden girl Steyn wishes Bester well after attack

“It’s heartbreaking to see such a violent attack while Nick is doing something he loves.”

Athletics Former iron-man triathlete Nick Bester ‘beaten up by thugs’

WARNING: Post contains graphic images. Bester, a former ironman triathlete who won the Comrades Marathon in KwaZulu-Natal in 1991, was attacked while training.

Athletics Wayde van Niekerk is back on track after Covid scare

Given the green light after 25 days of self-isolation, following a positive coronavirus test, Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk hopes to race again later this season.

Athletics ‘I won an unfair competition’: Ruswahl Samaai slams new long jump format

Despite winning a final-round jump-off, Ruswahl Samaai has joined the call for a return to the traditional long jump format.

Athletics Hurdles star Alkana adjusts to ‘new normal’ after returning to the track

Though he admits he needs to shake off some rust and sharpen up, African 110m hurdles champion Antonio Alkana is glad to be racing again.

Athletics Wayde van Niekerk sidelined again after Covid-19 scare

After an apparent ‘false positive’ coronavirus test, 400m world record holder Wayde van Niekerk has withdrawn from his first international race in three years.

Athletics Wayde van Niekerk wants to make more history after two-year nightmare

South African sprinter Wayde van Niekerk, the 400m world record holder, says he wants to become the first athlete to break the 43-second barrier for the one-lap event.

Athletics Wayde van Niekerk set for a return to the track in Italy

World record holder Wayde van Niekerk is among a small group of South Africans who will spend at least three months training and competing in Europe.

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