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The year 2014 appears

Ferdi le Grange

2014 in athletic and running terms, could be the make or break year for Athletics South Africa (ASA). When in November 2013, an interim board was put into place no one envisaged that the sport would be thrown into disarray. The matter and manner in which the board of ASA was dissolved, was representative of a coup of the highest proportions. Seven members, Tebogo Masehla, Harold Adams, Aleck Skhosana, Jakes Jacobs, Daan du Toit, Steven Khanyile and Sello Mokoena were put into place to run the sport. However, their appointment was in direct contravention on IAAF rules. James Evans has pointed out the fact that five members had ignored the dispute resolution mechanisms in the Constitutions of Athletics South Africa and Sascoc and were therefore in violation of the rules of the IAAF. This has now led to even more chaos in the sport in South Africa and is yet to be resolved. Some would consider you having a better chance of getting a better result with Hopefully a solution can be found soon, so that athletes in South Africa can plan towards the future.

In other news – The Passing of Ferdi le Grange

It has only now come to our attention (passed away November 2013) regarding the demise of 70’s marathon talent, Ferdie le Grange. In April 1974, the lanky athlete set the South African marathon record with a time of 2hr 12 min 47 seconds in Port Elizabeth. This time would place him 7th in the world, for that year, over the distance. Previous to setting 2:12, Le Grange had set the SA record for the marathon on no fewer than 5 occasions, he also had the distinction of being the first athlete in Africa to break the 2:20 barrier. There are records a plenty attached to the ‘legend’ of Ferdi le Grange

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