The first runners of the 2019 Mandela Marathon have made it across the finish line between Pietermaritzburg and Howick. The aim of the marathon is to pay tribute former President Nelson Mandela.
The Speaker of National Assembly Thandi Modise says South Africans should do all they can to avoid racial tensions.
Organisers of the Cape Town Marathon which takes place on September 15 have called on members of the public and athletes to support the race.
South Africa’s star olympian, Caster Semenya, is likely to be able to compete for around a month at international 800 metre races.
Two athletes have died at the Ironman South Africa endurance race underway in Port Elizabeth. They died while participating in the swim leg of the triathlon at Hobbie beach.