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#FillUpPotch See what time Akani and Co are running!

Athletics

The South African Track and Field Championships at the McArthur Stadium in Potchefstroom this weekend is one of the most anticipated in history.

The likes of Akani Simbine, Wayde van Niekerk and Caster Semenya will headline the two-day event, and the athletes themselves have urged fans to #FillUpPotch on Friday and Saturday.

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Akani Simbine and Wayde van Niekerk will be going head-to-head in the 100m and 200m. Photo: BackpagePixCaster Semenya will run in the 400m and 800m this weekend. Photo: Mike Egerton, PARikenette Steenkamp will be aiming to break the 13-second barrier in the 100m hurdles. Photo: Reg CaldecottLuvo Manyonga could set yet another SA long jump record in Potchefstroom. Picture: Reg CaldecottAlyssa Conley (left) pipped Carina Horn on the line in the women's 100m at the 2016 SA championships in Stellenbosch. Photo: Chris Ricco, BackpagePix

But exactly when will the main events take place? We have picked out some of the highlights of the championships so that you are able to follow the likes of Simbine and Co.

* Follow our sports writer Ockert de Villiers, who will be in Potchefstroom, on Twitter – @ockertde – as well as @IOLsport for the latest updates, results and reports.

* SABC2 will broadcast hour-long highlights on Friday night from 9.30pm and Saturday at 11pm, while SABC Online will livestream certain events.

Selected Events

Day 1 (Friday)

2pm: Women’s javelin final – Sunette Viljoen

3.35pm: Women’s 100m semi-finals

3.50pm: Men’s 100m semi-finals

6pm: Men’s 400m hurdles final

LJ van Zyl, Le Roux Hamman, Cornel Fredericks

6.30pm: Women’s 100m final

Carina Horn, Alyssa Conley, Tamzin Thomas

6.40pm: Men’s 100m final

Akani Simbine, Thando Roto, Henricho Bruintjies, Anaso Jobodwana, Clarence Munyai

7.20pm: Men’s 5 000m final

Elroy Gelant, Stephen Mokoka

Alyssa Conley (left) pipped Carina Horn on the line in the women's 100m at the 2016 SA championships in Stellenbosch. Photo: Chris Ricco, BackpagePix


Day 2 (Saturday)

11am: Men’s long jump final

Luvo Manyonga, Ruswahl Samaai, Zarck Visser

12.20pm: Men’s 200m semi-finals

12.40pm: Women’s 400m final

Caster Semenya

2.05pm: Women’s 800m final

Caster Semenya

3.15pm: Men’s 110m hurdles final

Ruan de Vries, Antonio Alkana

3.30pm: Women’s 100m hurdles final

Rikenette Steenkamp, Maryke Brits, Claudia Heunis

Rikenette Steenkamp will be aiming to break the 13-second barrier in the 100m hurdles. Photo: Reg Caldecott


5pm: Women’s 200m final

Alyssa Conley

5.15pm: Men’s 200m final

Anaso Jobodwana, Wayde van Niekerk, Akani Simbine, Gift Leotlela, Clarence Munyai


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