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South African women's title holder Irvette van Blerk has withdrawn on the eve of the South African Half-Marathon Championships which will be run in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.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.
South Africa's Luvo Mayonga won the Long Jump Gold medal with his very last effort in 7.99 metres at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Moncton, Canada yesterday.
South African World 800m Champion, Caster Semenya, has been given the all-clear to return to the sport with immediate effect by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
World 800 metres champion Caster Semenya has been left out of a preliminary South Africa squad to compete at the African Athletics Championships in Nairobi, Kenya in July despite having qualified since last year.
South Africa's 800m world champion, Caster Semenya, has set her sights to return to the athletics track at the EAA meeting, VII Reunión Internacional de Atletismo - Gobierno de Aragón, in Zaragoza, Spain on June 24th.
Lesotho's Mabuthile Lebopo won the 41st Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon in three hours, six minutes and 18 seconds on Saturday in what proved to be one of the fastest races of recent years in the South African cape province.
Commonwealth champion LJ van Zyl bounced back from the disappointment of the South African championships last weekend by beating national champion Wouter le Roux at the 4th Yellow Pages Series athletics meeting in Johannesburg.
The suspended Athletics South Africa (ASA) board would convene a special general meeting with the federation's members next week.