JOHANNESBURG – With 12 members in their team, South Africa are sending the second biggest squad to the IAU 50km World Championship taking place in Brasov, Romania, on September 1.
Only the host nation will have more participants - 14 runners.
The competition will be contested by 31 countries, with 75 women from 26 countries and 94 men from the same number of nations vying for glory.
Under the guidance of Nick Bester and Xolani Mabhida, South Africa will send a strong squad of six men and six women.
The men’s team should impress given the presence of three Comrades Marathon winners in this year’s champion Edward Mothibi, three-time winner Bongmusa Mthembu and Down Run record holder David Gatebe.