- 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
- Opening round of 70 puts Williams in front
- Big medal haul for SA at Junior Commonwealth Games
- Successful comeback from injury as Anel grabs fourth
- Dednam duo win 10th SA doubles title
- Corbett leads the way as SA tally grows to 35
Cronje still crocked
- Updated: February 16, 2011
Multiple South African 1500-metre track champion Johan Cronje is still sidelined and unable to even train properly let along compete, writes Mark Etheridge.
Cronje, 28, ran 3min 35.24sec for the 1500m event in Lausanne, Switzerland last year but even that was after a lengthy lay-off after a back injury.
Now as the first Yellow Pages Series meeting of the season looms large in Potchefstroom on Saturday, the Bloemfontein athlete is very much on the outside, looking in.
Said the last man to run a sub four-minute mile on South African soil, back in 2005: “You won’t believe it but I’m still not running. I tried to jog early January but only managed 10minutes without pain. It’s the same old knee problem.
“So I’ve started rehabilitation exercises etc and even had and a cortisone injection, but its still not much better. I’m so fed-up now and don’t even know if I’ll be competing this year. I keep myself busy at work now so that I don’t have to think about the injury all the time.”