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May 2022

Athletics South Africa has named a large 89-member squad to compete at the CAA African Championships in Mauritius from 8-12 June 2022.

2022 May 06 - Athletics Media

The Durban International Marathon

Former Cape Town Marathon champion Lungile Gongqa has set his sights on the ASA Marathon Championships title. The race will be held in conjunction with the Durban International Marathon.

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Apr 2022

It’s time to shine for individual sprint stars in a team environment this week, while South Africa's most versatile athletes will also be targeting national titles at the 2022 Spar ASA Relay and Combined Events Championships, to be held at DP de Villiers Stadium in Sasolburg on Friday and Saturday.

Prudence Sekgodiso outclassed the rest of the line-up and Nkosinathi Sibiya won a hard-fought battle down the home straight to secure the national women's and men's 1 500m titles on Friday, bringing a thrilling close to the second day of competition at the ASA Senior Track and Field National Championships at Green Point Athletics Stadium in Cape Town.

Prudence Sekgodiso: women’s 1500m winner (4:16:38) I am excited and came here to do the 1500m and 800m double. I succeeded in the 1500m and on Saturday, I want to add the 800m title. I came here with a plan and knew that I could do it.

The large team of Athletics Gauteng North (AGN) athletes will be difficult to beat this week, as they take on provincial squads from around the country at the three-day ASA Senior Track and Field Senior Championships starting at Green Point Stadium in Cape Town on Thursday.

On the eighth of next month, Athletics South Africa (ASA) president James Moloi will celebrate his first year as the boss of the national athletics federation. In one year in office, Moloi has already achieved a lot and attracted the attention of World Athletics.

Kenyan sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala won an early-season battle against Akani Simbine, in a contest between Africa's fastest men, while teenager Marione Fourie made a memorable breakthrough and two youth records fell at the fourth leg of the ASA Athletics Grand Prix Series, a Continental Tour Challenger at the Germiston Athletics Stadium on Wednesday night.

Kenyan sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala won an early-season battle against Akani Simbine, in a contest between Africa's fastest men, while teenager Marione Fourie made a memorable breakthrough and two youth records fell at the fourth leg of the ASA Athletics Grand Prix Series, a Continental Tour Challenger at the Germiston Athletics Stadium on Wednesday night.

On Saturday 2 April 2022, The Athletics family woke up to the sad news of the passing of Dodo Simon Mohatle.

Sprint sensation Viwe Jingqi ended a ground-breaking week with another spectacular performance, and Ashley Erasmus shone in the field, with both athletes delivering record-breaking results on the third and final day of the ASA National U16, U18 and U20 Track And Field Championships at NWU McArthur Athletics Stadium in Potchefstroom on Saturday.

Saturday 2 April 2022 was Day 3 which also marked the end of the ASA U16 (Sub-Youth), U18 (Youth) and U20 Junior T&F National Championships which was held at NWU Mc Arthur Athletics Stadium, Potchefstroom. And this is what the athletes said.

The following ASA Records were broken or equalled during the Championships

Emel Keyser delivered another superb performance, while two SA 'bests' were set in the sub-youth age group on an exciting second day of competition at the ASA National U16, U18 and U20 Track and Field Championships at NWU McArthur Athletics Stadium in Potchefstroom on Friday.

After Day 2 of ASA U16 (Sub-Youth), 18 (Youth), and U20 Junior T&F National Championships at NWU Mc Arthur Athletics Stadium, Potchefstroom on Friday 1 April, the following is what athletes said.

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Mar 2022

After sensational opening Day 1 of ASA U16 (Sub-Youth), U18 (Youth) and U20 (Junior) T&F National Championships at NWU Mc Arthur Athletics Stadium, Potchefstroom on Thursday 31 March 2022, the following is what athletes said.

Teenage sprinter Viwe Jingqi went on a record-breaking spree on Thursday, delivering a memorable string of performances on the opening day of the the ASA U16, U18 (Youth), and U20 (Juniors) Track and Field Championships at NWU McArthur Athletics Stadium in Potchefstroom.

After hosting a superb second leg of the ASA Athletics Grand Prix Series, a World Athletics Continental Tour Challenger at Greenpoint Athletics Stadium in Cape Town on Wednesday 23 March 2022, the following is what athletes had to say.

Middle-distance star Caster Semenya outclassed a quality domestic field on Wednesday night, racing to a new personal best in the women's 3 000m race at the second leg of the ASA Athletics Grand Prix Series in Cape Town.

Cheswill Johnson delivered a solid result for himself on Friday night, closing out the South African team's campaign on Friday, the opening day of the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, by putting up a fight in the men's long jump final.

Namibian sprinters Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi stole the show on Wednesday evening, opening the ASA Athletics Grand Prix Series to some spectacular performances at Mangaung Athletics Stadium in the Free State.

Records tumbled on Wednesday after two days of competition, with some of South Africa's most promising young athletes flaunting their immense potential on day two of the SA Schools Athletics National High Schools Track and Field Championships at Germiston Stadium.

Namibian world class sprint pair of Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi will be the stars of the opening leg of the ASA Grand Prix Series at Mangaung Athletics Stadium on Wednesday (tomorrow) in a two-hour action-packed programme that also marks the official kick-off of the ASA track and field season.

South African national shot put champion Kyle Blignaut is going for the national and African records at the first leg of the eagerly-awaited ASA Grand Prix Continental Tour at Mangaung Athletics Stadium in the Free State on Wednesday 16 March 2022 starting at 4pm.

Neheng Khatala and Desmond Mokgobu were on Saturday morning crowned the winners of the RACE TO EQUALITY, a Half Marathon held on Saturday 12 March 2022, at the Marks Park Sports Complex in Emmarentia, Johannesburg.

Lebo Phalula has announced her immediate retirement from international athletics in favour of local races, starting with the RACE TO EQUALITY that will be held on Saturday 12 March 2022, at the Marks Park Sports Complex in Emmarentia, Johannesburg.

Despite shattering the roof with an explosive ultra-marathon debut at the weekend, South African marathon star Stephen Mokoka says he won't be making a permanent move up in distance just yet.

The best of South African athletics will be showcased on SuperSport after Athletics South Africa concluded a major broadcast arrangement with the Pan-African broadcaster.

A national team delegation of nine top race walkers departed from OR Tambo Airport last night at 8pm on Qatar Airways, arriving in Muscat, Oman at 10am today (SA time).

2022 Mar 02 - Athletics Media

IRVETTE THREATENS 50KM WORLD RECORD IN GQEBERHA

SA long distance sensation Irvette van Zyl is determined to set a new world 50km ultra-marathon world record again.

2022 Mar 02 - Athletics Media

MEDIA INVITE TO SPECIAL LAUNCH

Athletics South Africa invites you to celebrate a Partnership key to the future success of our sport.

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Feb 2022

2022 Feb 25 - Motsepe Foundation

GREAT EXCITEMENT GRIPS THE RACE TO EQUALITY

The Gender Equality, Wellness and Leadership (GEWAL) Unit of the Motsepe Foundation together with Athletics South Africa, today announced the second edition of the RACE TO EQUALITY, which will be held on 12 March 2022 at the Marks Sport Complex at Emmarentia, Johannesburg.

A six-member national team has been announced by Athletics South Africa for the 2022 World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships to be held in Muscat, Oman b on 4-5 March.

2022 Feb 01 - Athletics Media

CHANGES MADE TO 2022 ASA FIXTURES

Athletics South Africa has released an updated 2022 fixtures list, with some adjustments being made to a packed local and international calendar.

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Jan 2022

Athletics South Africa held a successful Family Meeting at the weekend with elite athletes and their coaches to outline the 2022 athletics season.

Athletics South Africa will this weekend host elite athletes and their coaches to outline the 2022 athletics season with the two stakeholders.

2022 Jan 17 - Athletics Media

SCOTT-EFURD SHINES ON THE ROAD IN HOUSTON

Distance runner Dominique Scott-Efurd opened her 2022 season in spectacular fashion on Sunday, shattering her 21.1km personal best at the Houston Half-Marathon in the United States.

Wayne Snyman delivered a superb solo performance on Saturday, producing a standout result at the inaugural ASA 35km Race Walking Championships and Inter-Provincial Race-Walking Challenge held at the Youngs field Military Base in Cape Town.

South Africa's race walkers will battle for domestic honours on Saturday, in the first national championship event of the 2022 season at the ASA 35km Race Walking Championships and Inter-Provincial Race-Walking Challenge at the Loungsfield Military Base in Cape Town

2022 Jan 06 - Athletics Media

ASA WELCOMES 2022 ATHLETICS SEASON

Yesterday Athletics South Africa re-opened its doors welcoming what promises to be a comeback season for the sport after it suffered much over the past two years because of the outbreak of Corona Virus.

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Dec 2021

2021 Dec 25 - Athletics Media

ASA TRIBUTE TO THE LATE LIZZY VUKEYA

It is with deep regret to announce the death of one of our own. Elizabeth Bitsini Vuyeka, known simply as Aus Lizzy or Mam’Lizzy to others, passed away on Wednesday 22 December 2021 evening at Elim Hospital while visiting home at Nwamatami, Giyani in Limpopo.

2021 Dec 16 - Athletics Media

ASA URGES SAFE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES

Athletics South Africa, which yesterday (15 December 2021) officially closed its offices for business for the rest of the year, has urged all fellow citizens and beyond for a safe and responsible festive season.

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