Caster Semenya, photo by PhotoRun.net
Semenya gets the 1500 m title
GERMISTON (RSA, May 26): World 800m champion Caster Semenya added the 1500m title at the South African Championships after she won the 5000m on Thursday. She clocked 4:13.59 to finish more than 15 seconds clear. She was not running in the 800 m heats, but is expected in the 4×400 m relay on Saturday. Tshepang Makhethe won the men’s hammer with 72.25 PB, beating multiple national champion Chris Harmse 71.70 into second. Other winners included Antonio Alkana (110m hurdles, 13.38 -0.3 over Ruan De Vries 13.55), Khotso Mokoena (triple jump, 16.81 +0.4), Ryan Mphahlele (1500m, 3:43.60) and Mpho Links (high jump, 225). Akani Simbine was the fastest in the 200 m semifinals with 20.51 (-1.3) and Thapelo Phora with 45.32 in 400 m semifinals.
Caster Semenya takes bronze in London 2017, photo by PhotoRun.net