JOHANNESBURG – David Gatebe is likely to run the streets of San Francisco like a man possessed today as he strives to get over his IAU World 50km Championship disappointment.
Expected to be one of the top performers for Team SA in Brasov, Romania, the Impala Athletics star had a pretty “pedestrian showing” that saw him finish 21st.
Gatebe was fifth among the six South Africans who nevertheless brought home team gold.
The Comrades Marathon “down run” record holder has a chance to redeem himself when he and this year’s Comrades champion Edward Mothibi lead the four-man team of their employer Impala Platinum Mines at the JP Morgan World Relay Championships.
Impala were crowned SA champions earlier this year and will today battle it out against corporate teams from the world over in the 5.6km relay.