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.
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.
Four-time Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah will participate in this year’s virtual edition of the Cape Town Marathon.
Commonwealth Games silver medallist Henricho Bruintjies is looking for consistency when he returns to the track.
The ‘Race the Comrades Legends’ event will see nearly 30,000 participants from around the world take place in the annual run. 
Last year’s winners, Gerda Steyn and Edward Mothibi, will participate in the ‘Race the Comrades Legends’ virtual event.

Athletics Simbine still ‘hungry’ for Olympic medal

While track and field competitions remain suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Akani Simbine is eager to hit the track when racing resumes.

Paralympic star Zanele Situ: ‘I’ll never give up’

Athletics Paralympic star Zanele Situ: ‘I’ll never give up’

Zanele Situ has cemented her place among the nation’s Paralympic icons.

Athletics 2020 Comrades Marathon called off

The only previous time the race was cancelled was between 1941 and 1945, due to World War II.

Athletics Over R5m in Covid-19 relief already paid to athletes, but artists have less luck

291 athletes have received R20,000 each in Covid-19 relief from the department of sports, arts and culture. R20,000 is reportedly the maximum amount each applicant can receive.

Athletics ASA boss Skhosana wins arbitration, moves for Sascoc presidency

According to a statement, Aleck Skhosana has come out on the right side of an arbitration ruling and will now be able to stand when the voting does go ahead.

Women in Sport: Golden girl Hestrie aimed high

Athletics Women in Sport: Golden girl Hestrie aimed high

Her nearly comical approach to jumping endeared her to sports fans and she became a household name.

Athletics The inevitable strikes as Comrades Marathon is postponed

Should it be cancelled, it would be the first time the race had been called off since it was suspended between 1941 and 1945 due to World War II.

Women in Sport: The lady who set up SA’s golden era of road running

Athletics Women in Sport: The lady who set up SA’s golden era of road running

Over a 14-year period between 1987 and 2001, De Reuck and Elana Meyer ripped the national road running records to shreds.

Athletics Athletics SA releases skeleton 2020 calendar

Three top-flight events have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis, but the federation hopes action can resume in about three months’ time.

Athletics Comrades Marathon to go ahead – until further notice

And even if it can’t take place in June, it might merely be moved to later this year.

Athletics Simbine opens season with a bang

While the Tokyo Games, scheduled to start in July, are in doubt, he stuck up his hand as an early medal contender in the short sprint event.

Athletics Caster Semenya switches to 200m in search of more Olympics glory

‘My dream has always been, and will continue to be, to compete at the highest level of sport,’ Semenya said on her Instagram account.

Athletics Local endurance athletes shine at home and abroad

The impressive Stephen Mokoka in particular is rapidly becoming an Olympic podium contender.

Athletics Caster unfazed by career doubt

‘I don’t stress about things I can’t control.’




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