All the latest news from the athletes on the Elite Athlete Development Programme
Mthembu runs into Comrades record books
It was another red-letter day for South African ultra-marathon running at the recent Comrades Marathon, when Elite Athlete Development Programme star and current South African 100km record holder Bongmusa Mthembu ran himself into the record books as he claimed his second Comrades title last weekend.
Dream ultra-marathon debut for Challenor
The career of Durban-based marathon star Jenna Challenor hit an all-time high recently when she finished second in the women’s race at the tough Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, a remarkable result considering the 56km race was her debut ultra-marathon.
Crawford’s star continues to rise
At the conclusion of the South African Triathlon Championships in Bloemfontein recently, para-triathlete Sebastian Crawford clinched a second consecutive national title in the Men’s PT3 Category and has his sights firmly set on much bigger achievements in 2017.
EADP duo master crippling 2017 conditions
In what has been described as the toughest FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon since Inanda Dam was created, two of the Elite Athlete Development Programme’s top stars Andy Birkett and Sbonelo Khwela finished first and second in the 2017 edition of the race recently, streaks ahead of the chasing paddlers.
At the tender age of 18 years-old Matthew Meyer has competed at an Olympic Games and has now won the coveted aQuellé Midmar Mile title, a dream that he has had on his mind following two close second place finishes.
Martin continuing her meteoric rise with Region 5 gold
Teenage judo star Jasmine Martin played a vital role in the significant medal contribution that her code delivered for Team South Africa at the AUSC Region 5 Games in Luanda, Angola that featured teams from around Southern Africa boosting her drive to realise her Olympic dream.