The Grand Prix Series, run over six races in different cities, will this year be won by the record-smashing Namibian phenomenon who responds to the call of Helalia Johannes. With non-South Africans allowed to run for prizes for the first time, Johannes has literally owned the series - the Nedbank Namibia starlet winning all the four races completed so far.
She was again in scintillating form in the Pretoria leg in Centurion yesterday as she raced to victory in a very fast time of 32:39 to set a new course record.
Johannes was also a winner in Port Elizabeth, Cape Town as well as in Durban where she ruled in the incredibly fast time of 30:59, a continental record in the distance.
It will take something akin to a miracle for any of the competitors to beat her in the remaining races in Pietermaritzburg and Johannesburg.