PRETORIA – Caster Semenya inspired Jesse Kriel’s marathon race for recovery which could see him run out for the Bulls in their quarter-final clash against the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday.
Kriel suffered an ankle injury in their one-point defeat to the Stormers at the end of April and has been working hard behind the scenes to get back into contention for the latter parts of the Bulls’ campaign.
Before the injury, Kriel was one of the form players leaving the Bulls without one of their key players during a crucial part of the campaign.
Kriel ran into Semenya a few times during his rehabilitation where the two-time Olympic champion helped him stay positive while she was fighting her battle with the IAAF.
“We had quite a few sessions in the rehab, she trains here sometimes, and I was lucky enough to train with her a few times,” Kriel said.