ASA announce three-meet track-and-field grand series for March next year

Akani Simbine in the semi final of the 100m during day 2 of the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017 at The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on August 05, 2017 in London, England.
Akani Simbine in the semi final of the 100m during day 2 of the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017 at The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on August 05, 2017 in London, England.
Image: Roger Sedres/ImageSA/Gallo Images

Athletics SA (ASA) on Wednesday announced a three-meet track-and-field grand series for March next year with total prize money of R1.365-million.

The meets will be at Ruimsig on March 1‚ Tuks on March 7 and Paarl on March 22.

There will be 10 to 12 disciplines at each event‚ with around R45‚000 allotted for each.

Michael Meyer‚ one of the organisers working with ASA‚ hinted that international athletes could be invited.

“We’ve got to have Akani [and the guys] challenged,” said Meyer.

Akani Simbine‚ fifth in the 100m at the Rio Olympics‚ was among the sprint stars who attended the launch‚ along with 2015 200m world championship bronze medallist Anaso Jobodwana and former SA 100m record-holder Henricho Bruintjies.

X