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SA duo in Poland
- Updated: June 4, 2011
South African athletes Mbulaeni Mulaudzi and Mapaseka Makhanya were both in action in Poland on Friday evening.
Mulaudzi, defending world 800-metre champion, ended up finishing fifth in the two-lapper. The occasion was the XI European Athletics Festival in the city of Bydgoszcz, writes Mark Etheridge.
His time of 1min 46.59sec wasn’t much to write home about but it’s a long season with the Diamond Leagues currently being contested and the defence of his world title only taking place in Daegu, South Korea at the end of August.
The race was won by Poland’s Adam Kszczot in 1:44.30 and of the nine finishers there were five season-bests and two personal bests.
Makhanya, the 2010 SA 800m champion, ended seventh in the 3000m, the first time she’s raced competitively over the distance.
She clocked 9:22.94, obviously a best and it will go some way to making up for the 4:31 she ran over 1500m in Hengelo, Netherlands last weekend.
At least five more South Africans will be in action at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon, US on Saturday evening.