Bruintjies, Kabanga set national records as Makwala establishes African 400m record in La Chaux-de-Fonds Switzerland on Sunday

HENRICHO Bruintjies set a South African 100m record at the Resisprint meeting in La Chaux-de-Fond Switzerland on Sunday (05 July). The La chaux-de-Fonds athletics track has for many years been renowned to bring out the best in sprinters, hurdlers and jumpers as many achieve their lifetime best at this annual event. This year is no [...]

Teamwork key to setting the South African 5000m record says Mokoka

STEPHEN Mokoka set a new national 5000m record at the South Africa Senior Athletics Championship in Stellenbosch Western Cape province on Saturday (18 April). The championship is the most important event for athletes aspiring to be selected on the South Africa team to the IAAF World Athletics Championship in Beijing China in August. Besides Mokoka [...]

South Africa’s former African 100m champion Simon Magakwe suspended for doping offense

SIMON Magakwe, of South Africa is suspended for two years following an anti-doping rule violation, Athletics South Africa (ASA) disclosed in Johannesburg on Wednesday (15 April). According to the national federation, Magakwe who won the 100m at the 2012 African Senior Athletics Championships in Porto Novo Benin, failed to appear for an out of competition [...]

Little-now South African Jerry Motsau wins in 1500m-FISU Games

JERRY Motsau of South Africa claimed a bronze medal in 1500m at the World Student Games (FISU) on Tuesday (09 July). The little know middle distance runner completed the race in the finals in 3:39.51.fellow South African Andries Hlaselo was event. Consequently South Africa are seventh on the medal table with three gold one silver [...]

Ivory Coast’s Ahoure set national record as Moroccan Akkaoui shines

MURIELLE Ahoure improved her ivory Coast nationals record in 100m at the Scotteville-les-Rouen International meet in north west France on Monday (08 July). The Olympic finalist emerged a clear winner in 10.91 (+1.5). Her previous best was 10.99 (+1.3) in her Olympic semifinal in London last year. Her previous best this season was 11.01 in [...]