Double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius wants to prove before the London Olympics that he can run any leg of a 4x400m relay and should not be held back by concerns his carbon fiber blades would injure other athletes running in a pack.
The Republic of South Africa
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius today spoke about his excitement at competing at the IAAF World Championships as he discussed the upcoming event with athletics great and 400m world record holder Michael Johnson.
South African women's title holder Irvette van Blerk has withdrawn on the eve of the South African Half-Marathon Championships which will be run in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
World 800m champion, Caster Semenya says she has brushed off a controversial period in her career, and her personal life, and is focussed on a promising future after winning the 800m and 1500m double at the South African Athletics Championships in Durban on Sunday.
Olympic Long Jump silver medallist Khotso Mokoena held off a charge from the youth brigade to defend his title on the opening day of the South African Athletics Championships in Durban on Saturday.
South African World 800m champion, Caster Semenya, eased her way to victory in the women's 400m race at the third and final Yellow Pages Series meeting in Bellville, Cape Town yesterday.
South African 400m hurdler Louis J van Zyl smashed Llewellyn Herbert's 11-year-old record at the second Yellow Pages meeting at the LC de Villiers Stadium, University of Pretoria last night.
South Africa's 10,000m and XC Champion Steven Mokoka and the Phalula twins are to spearhead the SA contingent to both the African Cross Country Championships in Cape Town on March 6 and the World Championships in Spain on March 20.