JOHANNESBURG – A talented young crop of South African athletes will be flying the flag at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Aarhus, Denmark, tomorrow.
The 22-member squad is brimming with promising stars, including Olympic track athlete Dominique Scott-Efurd and cross country specialist Precious Mashele.
South Africa finished 14th overall at the previous edition in Kampala, Uganda, and is yet to earn a podium place at the biennial showpiece.
Three promising juniors from two years ago, Ryan Mphahlele, Kabelo Seboko and Pakiso Mthembu, have graduated to the senior team.
Seboko was one of the top performers at the world championships in Kampala in 2017 when he finished in a creditable 25th place in the junior event.