- Blitzboks blast past Kiwis to reach Dubai semi-finals
- Van Niekerk pays tribute to triumphant Bolt
- Banyana dominate but go down to Ghana in playoff
- Blitzboks bag three wins in Dubai
- International honours for Olympic coach Barrow
- Hall of Fame honours for SA legend Sally Little
- Blitzboks off to a great start with Ugandan whitewash
- Banyana going all out to bag bronze in Cameroon
- Powell opts for experience at Dubai Sevens
- First IGT Tour win for Arnoldi at Centurion
Fourie getting his groove back ahead of Moscow
- Updated: July 10, 2013
London Olympics 110-metre hurdles finalist Lehann Fourie is hoping his frustrating season of injury is behind him, writes Mark Etheridge.
Fourie started showing signs that he’s back to form when he clocked 13.43sec for the short hurdles event at last week’s IAAF Diamond League Grand Prix in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The race was won by American David Oliver in 13.03.
Fourie may be some way off his personal best of 13.24 run in Brussels, Belgium last year but things are looking up. “I iwas injured this whole season. So I was still in pain during competition and really unfit, but I’m getting there. I will take some time to train and then compete in London at the end of the month,” Fourie told Road to Rio 2016 this week.”
The big race is for him to be in competitive shape for the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia next month.
“I’m now in Europe, training in Paris for two weeks,” said the 26-year-old. “Running in pain is possible but running unfit is tough so I need to get fit.
“This injury is a bit more serious, its in my back so i feel it in my legs, but Im sure Ill be fine for Moscow.”