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Wayde van Niekerk, the eternal underdog

Injury saw the Olympic champion dubbed an underdog going into the race he won in record-breaking fashion in Rio. But it’s a position he knows well, and now he has an extra year to heal and train

Gerda Steyn: From the Comrades to the Olympics

The runner smashed her personal best in 2019, and will feel confident going to Tokyo in August

Van Niekerk to miss 400m world title defence in Qatar

Explaining his decision to skip the September 27-October 6 world championships in Doha, Van Niekerk said he did not want to rush back.

Athletes test their medal mettle

With Caster Semenya out of the running,  can other leading athletes deliver on the nation’s  high expectations?

What we talk about when we talk about Caster Semenya

Semenya's fight tells us much about how the world sees black women, especially as they compete for gold.

Caster Semenya World Champs hopes dashed

The reigning women's 800m champion will not be able to defend her title after a Swiss judge ruled against IAAF regulations being suspended

Ire as Qatar is named host of athletics champs

Opponents say that time is running out to address widespread migrant labour abuses in Qatar ahead of the 2022 World Cup tournament.

SA athletes ready for IAAF World Champs in Moscow

The 26 South African athletes may provide some inspiration to counter the months of boardroom battles which threatened to disrupt their participation.

Semenya to miss IAAF World Champs

Despite efforts by Athletics SA to obtain an exemption, Caster Semenya will not be part of a 27-member team at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow.

Semenya cruises into 800m final

Caster Semenya showed glimpses of her old self as she cruised into the final of the 800m at the world championships.

Blade Runner not selected for relay final

Double-amputee Oscar Pistorius, who led South Africa to the final of the 4x400m at the World Championships, has not been selected for the final.

Semenya through to 800m semifinal

South African runner Caster Semenya got off to a strong start in defending her 800-metre title on Thursday, finishing second in her heat.

Semenya returns to action in Daegu

Defending women's 800m champion Caster Semenya returns to world competition on a busy day six of the World Athletics Championships on Thursday.

No plans for rule change after Bolt’s false start

Usain Bolt had barely left the track after his astonishing false start in the 100m final before a debate swirled over the controversial rule.

Kenya mines first gold at World Champs

Edna Kiplagat was left with a skinned knee but the broadest of smiles after she survived a fall to lead a Kenyan sweep of the women's marathon medals.

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