Cape Town - A strong
10-member team has been announced by Athletics South Africa (ASA) for the World
Athletics Half-Marathon Championships, scheduled for Gdynia, Poland on March 20, 2020.
record holder Stephen Mokoka, who clocked 59:51 in Buenos Aires last year, will
lead four other SA men at the biennial road running showpiece.
to finish among the top 10 for the fourth time at the World Athletics
Half-Marathon Championships, will be joined by consistent performer Precious
Mashele, marathon star Desmond Mokgobu, as well as experienced campaigners Joel
Mmone and Mbuleli Mathanga.
five-member SA women's team will be spearheaded by Glenrose Xaba, who will make
her World Athletics Half-Marathon Championships debut after dipping under 70
minutes over the 21.1km distance last year.
She will line
up alongside ultra-distance star Gerda Steyn, who will be eager to display her
tremendous versatility, as well as Jenet Mbhele and twin sisters Lebo Phalula
and Lebogang Phalula-Luthuli.
Mulaudzi will provide cover for the men's team as a non-travelling reserve,
while Makhosi Mhlongo has been confirmed as a non-travelling reserve in the
have now selected our best possible team.
It is a team that carries a lot of hopes on their individual shoulders.
We therefore, have confidence in them that they will do us proud.
is a team that has the potential to bring back silverware and we urge them to
remain focused on what lies ahead,” said President of ASA, Aleck Skhosana.