Johannesburg - August marks a decade since Caster Semenya became South Africa’s golden girl at the 2009 Berlin World Championships sending ripples through the athletics world.
It has been a decade characterised by both incredible highs but equally desperate lows as she constantly had to convince the world she belonged on the track with other women.
Semenya has emerged as the picture of resilience as the war on her right to compete ebbed and flowed since she won her first world 800m gold medal as an 18-year-old.
Like a deer caught in the gleam of the world's media, Semenya has matured into a defiant figure fighting not only for her rights to compete but for women that may not fit the traditional mould.
Her undulating journey has to lead her to the pinnacle of her sport, where she has established herself as one of the greatest female middle-distance athletes.