Athletics

Caster cruises to 1 500m gold at Tuks

2018-03-16 20:13
Caster Semenya (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - South Africa's Caster Semenya has cruised to victory in the women's 1 500m final at the ASA Senior Championship at Tuks Stadium on Friday.

Semenya stopped the clock in a time of 4:10:70 to win gold in Pretoria.

Semenya, 27, is preparing for next month's Commonwealth Games where she will compete in the 800m and the 1 500m at the Gold Coast.

Last week, Semenya shattered a 35-year-old South African record in the women's 1 000m at the second leg of the Athletix Grand Prix, also at Tuks Stadium.

READ: 20-year-old smashes Wayde's 200m SA record

Meanwhile, Carina Horn has reclaimed her 100m title stopping the clock in a time of 11.08 seconds, while Simon Magakwe won his seventh SA 100m title with an unofficial time of 10.08 with Henricho Bruintjies and junior national record-holder Thando Dlodlo finishing in a tie for second with 10.15.

The 2018 Commonwealth Games is scheduled from April 4-15 at the Gold Coast in Australia.

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