- Weber wins SA’s final gold medal of African Champs
- Tough going in Tongyeong for SA’s Radford
- Double gold for Venter as SA medal count reaches 59
- Winning start for Ellis as Banyana beat Egypt
- Skhosana’s promise to take SA even further forward
- It’s 50 medals for SA at African Championships
- Top-ranked Williams does the double
- Championship records for Brown and relay team
- Gobel grabs share of the lead at Kyalami
- Interim coach Ellis looks to take Banyana even further
SA athlete third in US
- Updated: May 18, 2009
South African athlete Peter van der Westhuizen placed third behind world champion Bernard Lagat in a 1,500-metre event at the weekend.
Van der Westhuizen, 24, who formerly represented Gauteng North, clocked 3min 38.29sec (his second best time), as America’s Lagat won in 3:36:38 from Canada’s Nate Brannen (3:37.03) in the Adidas Track Classic in Carson, California.
Formerly from Kempton Park and now studying at Nebraska, his time was comfortably quicker than his 2008 best of 3:42.80 for the distance which he ran in Stanford, California in May last year. Earlier this month though he ran a 3:37.22 in Palo Alto, also California.