Wembley Twilight Fun Run kept flame of athletics alive

BY CLEMENT DU PLESSIS NON-RACIAL sport had always been ridiculed for not being up to standard. But this was without...

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Vernon Balie races to a WP sprint double

BY CLEMENT DU PLESSIS THIS is the final chapter of a two-part series about ace sprinter Vernon Balie, centre, the...

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Claudine casts her mind back to the  ‘Olympics of the Oppressed’

BY CLEMENT DU PLESSIS THIS is the final chapter of a two-part series about former high jump champion Claudine Fisher...

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Speedy Lincoln Bernardo and the politics of race

BY CLEMENT DU PLESSIS ATHLETICS provided Lincoln Bernardo the perfect opportunity to pit aside the politics of the day in...

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Sam de Wet reigned supreme in the distance races

EVEN after 50 years, the name Sam de Wet still makes many athletics followers sit up and take notice of...

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Senior schools’ athletics system was the bedrock for identifying talent

COMMENT Clement du Plessis WAYDE van Niekerk’s world-record breaking performance at the Rio Olympic Games was no fluke, neither will...

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No-frills Leigh-Ann draws attention in the javelin

THROWING the ball from base to base in softball was how Leigh-Ann Naidoo discovered her talent as a star javelin...

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