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African champions Van Zyl and Viljoen in Benin to defend crowns

South African Javelin record holder Sunette Viljoen

South African's reigning African 400m hurdles and Javelin champions, LJ van Zyl and Sunette Viljoen will arrive in Benin tommorow for the 18th Africa Senior Athletics Championships looking for their fourth and third consecutive titles respectively at the Africa showpiece.

Benin 2012: South-Africa selects 75 athletes for African Championships team

South African team march at Nairobi 2010 AAC / Photo: Yomi Omogbeja

Athletics South Africa (ASA) names a 75-member strong team to represent SA at next month's 18th African Senior Championships in Athletics in Porto Novo, Benin from June 27 to July 1, 2012.

Mavis Hutchison of Fish Hoek, South Africa’s Galloping Granny

Mavis Hutshison at home in Fish Hoek & Competing in Spain in 2005 / Photo Credits: Viv von der Heyden / Mavis Hutchison

Mavis Hutchison, fondly known as South Africa’s Galloping Granny and resident of Fish Hoek is, at 86, still competing in major athletics events. At the recent South African Masters Championships held in Pretoria, Mavis took part in the 100 and 200m sprints and the javelin and shotput field events, winning gold in each event.

South Africa to send team of 31 to Barcelona - IAAF World Junior Championships

Morné Moolman of South Africa / Photo:NemethJavelins

Athletics South Africa (ASA) has announced a final team of 31 athletes to represent the southern African nation at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain from July 10-15, 2012.

SA's Evans to represent Africa & Oceania on IAU Council

Athletics South Africa President, James Evans / Photo: ASA

Athletics South Africa President, James Evans, has been re-elected for a further four-year term as the Area Representative for Africa and Oceania on the Executive Council of the International Association of Ultra runners (IAU)

London 2012: South Africa unveil team Ambassadors at 100 days-to-go Olympic launch

SA Athletes / Photo Credit: Wessel OOSTHUIZEN / South African Sports Picture Agency

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) today hosted the celebration of the important 100 days-to-go landmark for the much anticipated 2012 Olympics Games in London.

Mokoka hits Olympics 10K standard, Kalmer with 32nd national title in Port Elizabeth

Stephen Mokoka / Photo credit: Cuan Walker

South African distance runner, Stephen Mokoka, set his first Olympic qualifying time in the men's 10,000 metres race on the opening day of the SA Senior Athletics Championships in Port Elizabeth on Friday.

Zimbabwe’s Muzhingi takes 2012 Two Oceans ultra marathon crown

The 2012 Two Oceans Marathon mosaic

Three-times Comrades marathon winner, Stephen Muzhingi from Zimbabwe wins the 56km Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town on Saturday, along with the R250,000 prize money.

South Africa names 33 juniors for Windhoek Southern Regionals

SA junior jumper at AJC Botswana 2011 / Photo: Monirul Bhuiyan/Press Photo

Athletics South Africa announces a junior team of 33 athletes to compete at the CAA Southern Region Junior Championships holding in Windhoek, Namibia on April 28 - 29, 2012.

Mzazi and Ramolefi miss London 2012 A-standard in Stellenbosch

James Evans, President of Athletics South Africa

Gauteng North Gladwin Mzazi wins men’s 5000m, Ruben Ramolefi easily won the men's 3000m, but both missed the A qualifying standard for the London Olympics, whilst Pierre de Villiers set a new SA record in the men's 3000m walk, at the first Yellow Pages meeting of the series in Stellenbosch on Tuesday.

Kenya retains African team crown in Cape Town - Africa Cross-Country Championships wrap

Kenyan cross country women's team

Kenya retained the team title with individual victories in junior women’s 6km, senior women’s 8km and senior men’s 12km at the 2nd CAA Africa Cross Country Championships held at in Cape Town, South Africa today.

Makwalakwale wins 2012 Old Mutual Om Die Dam 50km

William Makwalakwale wins the 2012 Old Mutual Om Die Dam 50km.

William Makwalakwale win the 2012 Old Mutual Om Die Dam 50km in two hours 51 minutes five seconds on Saturday, leaving over 6 000 runners strung out around the dam in his wake.

Oscar Pistorius hits London 2012 Olympic qualifying mark again

Oscar Pistorius /Photo: LOCOG

South Africa double-amputee athlete, Oscar Pistorius, has again run inside the 400 metres qualifying time for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, this time 45.20 at a provincial championships for Gauteng North.

Semenya lauds Mutola's impact

Caster Semenya in Bellville on Saturday/Photo credit: Shaun Roy / Gallo Images

Former world 800m champion Caster Semenya says she has improved both her racing tactics and technique since joining new coach Maria Mutola after she won the women's 400m race at the second Interprovincial meet in Bellville on Saturday.

Potgieter erases SA triple jump mark at Yellow Pages Interprovincial in Germiston

Charlene Potgieter in Action / Photo credit: Charlene Potgieter page

Charlene Potgieter broke the South Africa record in the women’s triple jump with a leap of 13.61m at the first Yellow Pages Interprovincial in Germiston on Saturday which also saw one World Indoor Championships qualifier and athletes qualifying for the World Junior Championships.

Cheruiyot and Pistorius win coveted Laureus sport awards

 Academy member Kip Keino and Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year winner Vivian Cheruiyot/ (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images for Laureus)

Kenya’s extraordinary distance runner Vivian Cheruiyot was awarded the Laureus Sportswoman of the Year Award for 2011 and South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius was presented with the Laureus Disability Award at an awards ceremony held at Central Hall, Westminster, London last night.

Oscar’s hectic 2012

Oscar Pistorius at the London 2012 Olympic Stadium/ Photo: LOCOG

South African double amputee Oscar Pistorius says he is both nervous and excited ahead of the Olympic season.

SASCOC lauds Oscar Pistorius on Laureus award

Oscar Pistorius of South Africa at the Winners Studio during the 2012 Laureus World Sports Awards at Central Hall Westminster on February 6, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images for Laureus)

South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) president Gideon Sam congratulated "blade runner" Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday for winning the 2012 Laureus World sportsperson of the year award.

Ngamole, Bosman are South African champions, eye Olympic squads

SA's Coolboy Ngamole / Photo credit: Centerblog.net

Coolboy Ngamole made a strong bid for the country's Olympic Games squad on Sunday, setting his second qualifying time to win the SA Marathon Championships in George, whilst Charne Bosman defended her women's title, but missed the Olympic A-standard by nearly five minutes.

South Africa's Zola Budd receives trophy 28 years later

Former world record holder & SA sensation Zola Budd / Photo: GlobeRunner.org

Former world record holder & barefoot running sensation Zola Budd received her Newsmaker of the Year trophy on Friday, 28 years after she had been selected to get the award by the Johannesburg Press Club.

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