With the Commonwealth Games barely four months away, the eyes of the international athletics world will be on South Africa, having moved from 15th position in the world in 2015, to 3rd in the world after the IAAF World Championships held in London in August this year.
“Everyone is watching us. We are becoming the topic of the day. Let us continue to tell our story
Imagine the biggest names in South African athletics all competing on one stage on home soil. Now throw in some top athletes from around the world, and you can expect some of the best athletics South Africa has ever seen on home ground. Too good to be true? This is exactly what South African sports fans can expect at the 2018 ASA Athletix Grand Prix Series, launched in Sandton today (6 Dec).
Ultra-trail Cape Town (UTCT) presented by Salomon, which this year forms part of the Ultra-trail World Tour, saw Zimbabwean Prodigal Khumalo smash the men’s race record by just under an hour, in a time of 9:51.00. Other race favourite Ryan Sandes was only minutes behind him in a time of 9:56:03, with Scotty Hawker from New Zealand in third place in a time of 10:04:27.