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CASTER NOMINATED FOR LAUREUS AWARD

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South Africa’s golden girl, Caster Semenya, has been nominated for the Laureus World Sports Woman of The Year award to be held in Monaco on 27 February 2018. Semenya, a three-time 800m world champion is amongst a tough competition for the top prize which include Wimbledon champion Garbiñe Muguruza and the all-American quartet of Australian Open champion Serena Williams, 16-time ...

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DOROTHY’S SAD TALE

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Sixteen-year-old Dorothy Kavhumbura is jumping and running to mend a marriage.   By BRIGHTON ZHAWI Her parents divorced when she was two years old and every time she takes to the track for a 100 meters dash or to the fields for long and triple jump, she is motivated by the desire to see her family whole again. She reckons ...

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WAYDE ENDS SUCCESSFUL QATAR REHAB

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World athletics star Wayde van Niekerk has returned to South Africa after a successful one-month rehabilitation programme in Qatar for a knee ligament tear sustained last October. “The services I received (in Qatar) were world class and I am feeling very positive about my recovery,” Van Niekerk said in a statement released Wednesday. The Olympic and world 400-metre champion was ...

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BOLT OVERWHELMED BY UNVEILING OF STATUE

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Multiple Olympic and world champion Usain Bolt has described the unveiling of his statue in front of Kingston’s National Stadium as one of the greatest moments of his career.The statue, commissioned by the Jamaican government and revealed by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, stands in front of the place where 15 years ago Bolt won the junior championships to announce himself ...

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MUGOMERI WINS LIQUOR HUB 10KM FUN RUN

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KADOMA-based long distance runner, Jacob Mugomeri won this year’s Liquor Hub 10 km Fun Run, clocking 30:36:56 in the scorching morning heat in Bulawayo yesterday. BY FORTUNE MBELE However, the Zimpost Athletics Club athlete failed to beat the 2015 first edition record of the race held by Kevin Pangiso of the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS), who crossed the ...

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KIPCHOGE RETURNS TO LONDON MARATHON IN 2018

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Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge will seek to complete a hat-trick of London Marathon victories next year after missing the 2017 event to focus on his Breaking2 sub-two hour bid, organisers said on Thursday.The 33-year-old Kenyan won the 2015 race and finished eight seconds outside Dennis Kimetto’s world record time of 2:02:57 to triumph again 12 months later, but he did ...

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BARSHIM NAMED WORLD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

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High jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim and heptathlete Nafissatou Thiam were named male and female world athletes of the year by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) at a ceremony in Monaco on Friday.Qatari Barshim, 26, was unbeaten in 11 competitions in 2017, winning gold at the world championships and romping to the Diamond League crown. Thiam, 23, also took ...

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FARAH KICKS OFF ROAD CAREER IN LONDON

Athletics - Diamond League - Birmingham Grand Prix - Birmingham, Britain - August 20, 2017   Great Britain's Mohamed Farah celebrates winning the men's 3000m and running his last track race   Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

Mo Farah will start his career as a fulltime road runner by taking part in a London half marathon early next year before tackling the full distance around the British capital in April, according to The Times. The 34-year-old Briton, a quadruple Olympic and six-time world champion, competed in his final track race in August and announced he plans to ...

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MANYONGA LEADS WORLD INDOOR SQUARD

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Long Jump world champion, Luvo Manyonga, spearheads an eight-member national Preparation Squad announced by Athletics South Africa for the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships. Manyonga, who was named Sports Star of the Year at last week’s SA Sports Awards, leads a powerful men’s Long Jump trio which also includes World Championships bronze medallist Ruswahl Samaai and former African champion Zarck ...

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UK OFFICIALS ITCHING TO SEE FARAH RUN

Athletics - Diamond League - Birmingham Grand Prix - Birmingham, Britain - August 20, 2017   Great Britain's Mohamed Farah celebrates winning the men's 3000m and running his last track race   Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

British athletics chiefs are looking forward to seeing track great Mo Farah runs in international events on the road, now he’s switched to competing in the marathon.Farah, a four-time Olympic gold medallist, is returning to base himself in Britain after splitting with longtime US coach Alberto Salazar. But the 34-year-old has denied the split is related to doping allegations surrounding ...

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