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[Johannesburg, 4 September 2013] - For those athletics enthusiasts, cast your memories back to the 80s when the likes of Johan Fourie, Deon Bummer, Willie Mtolo, and Matthew Themane graced our roads and tracks with their amazing talent, and during this time, we saw these elite athletes participating in "Street Miles".

The athletes were easy to spot on television or in person, with Johan Fourie and his ‘mullet' type hairstyle and the white shell necklace of Willie Mtolo. Those were the days where athletics in South Africa was extremely popular, drawing large crowds to events.

South African athletics seems to have lost this support from the general public, with the likes of Comrades and Two Oceans dominating the running scene. All too often, our top athletes have turned to the ultra-running distance too early and this has caused them to not realise that a sub 2h10 marathon or a sub 0h28 10km is possible, as ultra-running requires less raw speed and greater endurance.
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Last updated : 4 September 2013


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