Elroy Galant steals the limelight at USSA champs in eThekwini-Day One

Elroy Galant prevailed in the 1000om in a lifetime best of 27:41.30. It is the fourth fastest time ever by a South African. ELROY Galant stole the limelight on the opening day at the University Sport South Africa (USSA) Athletics Championship in eThekwini on Friday (26 April). The championships got off to a bright starts [...]

Van Niekerk, Visser, Beneke, and Trotter the draw cards at the USSA Championships in eThekwini

ONFORM Wade van Niekerk and Zarck Visser aim to break new grounds at the University Sport South Africa (USSA) Athletics Championships in eThekwini today Friday (26 April). Their confidence has soared since their convincing victories at the Varisty Cup Athletics meeting at the University of Johannesburg on Monday (22 April). Van Niekerk won the 400m [...]

Defending champions Kirui, Kiplagat top Kenya’s provisional marathon team for world champs in Moscow

DEFENDING champions Abel Kirui and Edna Kiplagat top the Kenyan provisional marathon team of 20 for the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Moscow Russia in August. Athletics Kenya Chairman Isaiah Kiplagat told the Nairobi media on Wednesday (24 April) that the athletes have two weeks to indicate their availability for the world championships. The selected [...]

Lehata improves his Lesotho 200m record

MOSITO Lehata improved his Lesotho national 200m record at the Mauritius International Athletics meeting staged in Bambous from 18-19 April. His winning time of 20.49 erased the 20.63 run in the semifinal at the African championships in Porto Novo Benin last year. Earlier during the meet he won the 100m in 10.35 which is 0.02 [...]

Kipchoge in triumphant marathon debut

KENYAN marathon debutant Eliud Kipchoge set a course record when he won the Haspa Hamburg Marathon in Germany on Sunday (21 April). Kipchoge who is the 2003 World 5000m champions covered the distance in 2:05.30. This is 28 seconds quicker than the previous mark by Ethiopian Shami Dawit last year. Ethiopian Limenih Getachew was second [...]