Athletics South Africa (ASA) announced today that Wouter le Roux and Samson Ngoepe both came second in their respective events at the IAAF Grand Prix Meeting in Dakar, Senegal, on Saturday.
A strong wind prevailed throughout the meeting and influenced the performances of the athletes.
Ngoepe had a great battle with Kenya's Geoffrey Kipkoech Rono in the 800 metres and only lost out in the final sprint for the finish line.
Ngoepe posted a time of 1:49, 80 behind Rono's winning time of 1:49, 72.
Le Roux came up against Saudi Arabia's Bandar Yahya Shraheli in the 400m hurdles and finished second in 51, 82 secs compared to Shraheli's winning time of 51, 53 secs.
Norman Dlomo crossed the line in fifth place in the annual Nagano Marathon in Japan this weekend in a time of 2:15:45. The race was won by Kenya's Isaac Machiri in a time of 2:11:21.
On the other hand, Angela Wagner finished in fifth place in the 3000m steeplechase at the 51st Mt. SAC Relays meeting in Walnut, California, in a time of 10:06:28.