The South African athletics fraternity finally have some breathing space following the announcement of new sponsors for the national championships in Germiston next month.
The sport took a hammer blow with the withdrawal of sponsors for the Athletix Grand Prix events, which had attracted some of the leading athletes in the country last year.
But on Tuesday, Athletics South Africa named Sizwe Medical Fund and 3SixtyLife as the two main backers of the national championships, which will take place from Thursday 25 April to Saturday 27 April in Germiston.
The deal will be valid for three years.
“We are proud to welcome Sizwe Medical Fund & 3SixtyLife as the title sponsor of these Championships,” said Athletics SA president Aleck Skhosana.