South African marathon runner Hendrik Ramaala.

Elite marathon runner Hendrick Ramaala has been elected vice-president of Athletics South Africa (ASA).

Ramaala won the race to the vice-president's post at the quadrennial ASA elections in Johannesburg on Saturday.

James Evans was re-elected as president of the federation.

“It is pleasing to see that the current board was on the right track and members are voting for continuity,” Evans said.

Harold Adams was the only other figure running for the president's post after Ramaala, former vice-president Motlatsi Keikabile and Aleck Skhosana withdrew their nominations.

Evans received 33 votes with Adams getting 24.

Ramaala, who won the 2004 New York Marathon, got 31 votes for the vice-president's seat – five more than Pillay, a double Commonwealth bronze medalist.

Adams, Keikabile and Skhosana withdrew their nominations for vice-president, leaving both top jobs as two-horse races.

Evans took over as ASA president in July last year, with the entire ASA board replaced after the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee suspended the previous administration for their involvement in the Caster Semenya gender debacle. – Sapa