Central Gauteng dominates SA's cross-country world championship team

Rantso Mokopane (72), Nkosinathi Sibiya (75) and Jerry Motsao, battle it out for the finish line in the mens 1500m during the ASA Speed Series 1 at Kings Park Athletics Track on February 28, 2017 in Durban, South Africa.
Rantso Mokopane (72), Nkosinathi Sibiya (75) and Jerry Motsao, battle it out for the finish line in the mens 1500m during the ASA Speed Series 1 at Kings Park Athletics Track on February 28, 2017 in Durban, South Africa.
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Athletics SA (ASA) has named a 22-strong squad for the world cross-country championships in Aarhus‚ Denmark‚ on March 30.

Seven of the runners come from Central Gauteng‚ with five from Central North West and four each from Free State and Gauteng North.

In total six provinces will be represented in Scandinavia.

The squad is: Senior men (10km): Precious Mashele (CGA)‚ Rantso Mokopane (ACNW)‚ Pakiso Mthembu (AFS)‚ Ryan Mphahlele (CGA)‚ Kabelo Seboko (CGA)‚ Thabang Mosiako (ACNW).

Senior women (10km): Kesa Molotsane (AFS)‚ Dominique Scott (WPA)‚ Janet Mbhele (KZNA)‚ Aynslee van Graan (AGN)‚ Glenrose Xaba (AGN).

Junior men (8km): Nicholas Seoposengwe (CGA)‚ Maxime Chaumeton (CGA)‚ Robert de Villiers (ACNW)‚ Tumi Lephotho (CGA)‚ Joshua Pholoana‚ (AFS)‚ Ngconde Matwebu (AFS).

Junior women (6km): Carmie Prinsloo (AGN)‚ Gene Coetzee (CGA)‚ Danielle Verster (ACNW)‚ Cara du Preez (ACNW)‚ Prudence Sekgodiso (AGN).

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