Category archives for: Athletics

Exciting finale forecast for Absa Premiership

Percy Tau and Khama Billiart

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AFTER a lengthy recess caused by the league cup tournament and the international fixtures, the Absa Premiership, Africa’s most lucrative league, resumes this weekend with favourites Mamelodi Sundowns eager to enhance their position atop the standings. After booking their place in the Nedbank Cup semifinals, the Pretoria side […]

Ethiopian trio set to dominate Dubai Marathon

Aselefech Mergia

from ADANE BIKILA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA, (CAJ News) – ETHOPIAN runners, Aselefech Mergia and Mare Dibaba, will go head-to-head in the women’s event when the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon gets underway on January 26. With personal bests of 2:19:31 and 2:19:52 respectively, Mergia and Dibaba are the fastest women in the field […]

Presidential praise for brilliant Team South Africa

Team South Africa

By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma has congratulated the South African for winning six medals at the just-concluded International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Championships 2017 held in the United Kingdom. The haul in London secured South Africa third place in the medals table. “We wish to heartily congratulate our Team […]

Lagos Marathon attracts 10 000 athletes

Lagos Marathon attracts 10 000 athletes

from OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS – A TOTAL of 10 000 athletes from 27 countries are set to take part in the second Access Bank Lagos Marathon on Saturday. A majority of them Nigerians, they will participate at the event scheduled to start from the National Stadium in Surulere and terminate at Eko […]

Pistorious off the hook


JOHANNESBURG – JUDGE Thokozile Masipa has dismissed the state’s application for leave to appeal Oscar Pistorius’ six-year murder sentence with costs. In her ruling on Friday at the South Gauteng High Court Masipa said, “I’ve considered all the arguments for and against.” She suggested if the state would want to pursue the appeal could approach the court […]

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