South Africa’s Mokoka sets target for World Cross country champs-Guiyang

South Africa’s two-time Shanghai International Marathon champion Stephen Mokoka returns to China aiming to improve his position at the World Cross country Championship in Guiyang tomorrow Saturday. Mokoka and Shadrack Hoff are the best all-time South African performers at the IAAF World Cross country championship. Hoff was 15th in 1999, while Mokoka was 15th in [...]

South African Shadrack Hoff ready for World Cross country champs in Guiyang China

South African 5000m record holder Shadrack Hoff makes a return to the national team when he competes at the IAAF World Cross country Championships in Guiyang China tomorrow (Saturday). Hoff qualified to make the South African team for China after placing fifth at the national cross country trial in January. He is delighted to be [...]

Simbine sprints a PB, Leutela sets SA Youth record, Nel sparkles at AGN champs-Tshwane

South African Akani Simbine stole the limelight at the Athletics Gauteng North (AGN) Championship staged at the University of Pretoria in South Africa’s capital Tshwane from 20-21 March. Returning to competition following injuries that kept him out of action since last August, Simbine improved his 200m lifetime best with times of 20.32 seconds in the [...]

Ogho-Oghene off to promising start in Abuja

SPRINTER Egwero Ogho-Oghene stole the limelight at the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) All Comers meeting in Abuja Nigeria on Saturday (14 March). The meet marked the start of the Nigerian domestic track and field season. Ogho-Oghene got his season to a promising start with a convincing 10.28 seconds win in 100m. He also won [...]

Nigerian defending champions Brume, Oduduru prevail-African Junior Champs Day Four

Nigerian defending champion Ese Brume established a new women’s long jump championship record at the African Junior Athletics Championships in Addis Ababa Ethiopia on Sunday (08 March). Competing in her specialty Brume leaped to a distance of 6.33m. This is eight centimetres further than the previous championships record set by Nigeria Grace Umelo in Ibadan [...]