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Olivier’s run of form continues in Hengelo
- Updated: June 9, 2013
London Olympian Andre Olivier continues his fine European form with yet another excellent performance in the Netherlands on Saturday evening, writes Mark Etheridge.
Olivier has now dipped under 1min 45sec in all three of his races thus far, in Belgium, Italy and now at the Hengelo meeting.
On Saturday he ended second in 1:44:96 behind young Frenchman Pierre-Ambroise Bosse who ran 1:44.89.
Olivier was the only South African to shine in Hengelo as 2008 Olympic 1500m finalist Juan van Deventer ended seventh in the 1500m in 3:37.49.
New South African record-holder Johan Cronje was originally given a “DNF” status (did not finish) by meeting organisers but this was later corrected to eighth spot in 3:37.91.
“Didn’t have my best race today,” was how Cronje summed up his race on Facebook. “Don’t know if I trained too hard or didn’t rest enough before, but I felt heave and unergetic.”
Olympic marathoner Stephen Mokoka ended seventh in the men’s 5000m with a 13:28.88 clocking but fellow Olympian, LJ van Zyl was disqualified from the 400m hurdles as American Justin Gaymon won in 48.87.