Van Rooyan in big javelin throw in Cape Town

ROCCO van Rooyan broke new grounds with a massive throw of 85.39m in javelin at the Athletics South Africa Invitation Meeting in Cape Town South Africa on Saturday (23 May). His opening attempt of 81.45m was a personal best. It was almost a metre further than his previous best of 80.56 at the South Africa [...]

South Africa’s Nel, Kipketer triumph in Bejing-IAAF World Challenge

WENDA Nel of South Africa and Kenya’s Alfred Kipketer set met record at the IAAF World Challenge meet in Beijing China on Wednesday (20 May). Nel triumphed in women 400m hurdles in a lifetime best of 54.37 seconds. Her previous best was 54.83. She also regains the world lead having run 54.90 in Tlokwe (formerly [...]

Kenyans Korio, Tanui triumph in Okpekpe

Kenyans Alx Oloitiptip Korio and Angela Tanui were crowned men’s and women’s winners at the Okpekpe 10km road race in Edo State South South Nigeria on Saturday (16 May). This third edition of the annual event gained and an elevated dimension as it is the first road race on the African continent to be granted [...]

Ethiopian Ayana steals limelight as Kiplagat, Birech produce world leads at Diamond League in Shanghai

ALMAZ Ayana of Ethiopia clocked the third fastest 5000m at the Diamond League in Shanghai China on Sunday (17May). The world championship bronze medallist blew away the field covering the distance in 14 minutes and 14.32 seconds. (14:14.32). Ayana is by far the world’s fastest athlete in this event this year. She improves her personal [...]

African champion Visser qualifies for Bejing as Lefete, Thomas, Thage achieve personal best in Ekurhuleni

AFRICA long jump champion Zarck Visser (South Africa) qualified for the World Athletics Championship at the Athletics South Africa (ASA) Invitation Meet in Ekurhuleni South Africa on Saturday (16 May). Visser triumphed courtesy of an opening leap of 8.18m (+1.6). In only his second competition this year he has made the cut for the World [...]