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Richard Mayer

Richard Mayer

    Race to recognition won in tragic death
    Race to recognition won in tragic death
    It took the sudden and premature death of middle-distance athletics star Mbulaeni Mulaudzi for the South African sporting public and our political...
    Johan Cronje's medal 'as good as gold'
    Johan Cronje's medal 'as good as gold'
    As the television cameras surveyed the competitors before the start of the men’s 1 500m final at the World Championships last Sunday,...
    Loop en Val's lonely long-distance career
    Loop en Val's lonely long-distance career
    Twenty-five years ago, on April 16 1988, iconic South African athlete Matthews “Loop en Val” Motshwarateu won the biggest victory of...
    Athletes slowed by outdated training
    Athletes slowed by outdated training
    As the board of ­Athletics South Africa (ASA) enters into another round of bruising infighting triggered by the dramatic but vigorously...
    Athletics drug cheats will follow Lance Armstrong down
    Athletics drug cheats will follow Lance Armstrong down
    Despite his repeated denials over the past decade, Lance Armstrong's dramatic admission to Oprah Winfrey that he was in truth a drugs cheat has...