Monday , June 21 2021

Casteria Casteria sets its sights on breaking a world-long record



Sepeng and Semenya begin preparations for this season's long season ahead of a total trip to the 2019 World Championships in Doha in September and October where she will be looking to defend her 800m crown.

"We're going to start our preparations and easily build up very slowly," he said.

"The next season will have a long World Championship that later this year.

"We're going to take it one step at a time and for South Africa this season we're going to focus more on endurance."

Semenya's best time last season was 800m 1: 54.25 in Paris, which is the national record and the fourth fastest time ever.

But Sepeng can not specify in which state event they are aiming to achieve their mission to the world record.

"I know everyone wants the world record," he said.

"Our focus last season was to touch at 14:40 and we did it three times if I was not mistaken.

"The big picture for the upcoming season is to continue where we ran off and go to 1:53 and here we are talking about the world record," he added, adding that Semenya, who was named Sport Star of the Year, Sportswoman of the Year and the People's Choice at the SA Sports Awards at the end This week, can do it.

"I believe she will eventually break the record.

"Last season, we made 49:62 at 400 meters, 2: 30.70 at 1000m and 3: 59.92 at 1500m.


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