South African athletes have continued their record-breaking exploits on the international indoor circuit, with middle-distance runner Tshepo Tshite and versatile thrower Mine de Klerk joining the hunt.
Tshite completed seven-and-a-half laps of the 200m track in 3:35.06 in Torun, Poland on Tuesday night, setting a new national short track mark over the 1 500m distance.
He sliced more than a second off the time of 3:36.57 which Ryan Mphahlele had clocked in France just four days earlier.
De Klerk, meanwhile, broke the SA women's indoor shot put record, launching a personal best 17.79m in Lincoln, Nebraska over the weekend.
She added 30 centimetres to the previous SA mark of 17.49m which had been set by Simone du Toit in January 2011.
"I like the way our athletes are starting the year with top performance which is a good indicator of the greatness that is yet to come. The focus is to build from national to world records.
"We congratulate all athletes and their coaches for the good achievements with their support staff," said James Moloi, the President of Athletics South Africa.
* All SA records are subject to standard ratification processes.
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Athletics South Africa (ASA) is the national governing body for the sport of athletics (including Track and Field, Cross Country, Road Running and Race Walking) in South Africa, is a member of World Athletics and the Confederation of African Athletics. The association was formed in 1995 and is based in Johannesburg.