Entries are officially open for the PUMA School of Speed 2018.
Long jump and high jump events have been added to the programme for this exhilarating nationwide series, which open to athletes in the U14, U15, U16, U17 and U19 categories. The first meet takes place in Potchefstroom on Saturday 20 January 2018.
A need for speed
Launched in November 2016, the PUMA School of Speed is headed by the World’s Fastest Man, Usain Bolt, who has appointed Thando Roto, South Africa’s second fastest man over 100m, as his Vice Principal in South Africa.
The 2018 series will be hosted at the PUC Mc Arthur Stadium, Potchefstroom on Saturday, January 20, the University of Johannesburg on Wednesday, January 31, Kings Park Stadium, Durban on Saturday, February 10, Dal Josafat, Paarl on Monday, February 26 and Bestmed Tuks Stadium, Pretoria on Saturday March 3.
Athletes can enter the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, short hurdles and relays as well as long and high jump. The series is endorsed by athletics federations, so performances count towards qualification for provincial and national champs.
Event final prizes include PUMA School of Speed Tees, peak caps and medals. While the top three boys and top three girls at each meet, determined by the APE/ASA table, also win a pair of PUMA spikes, product and discount vouchers, and become part of PUMA’s elite running ambassador programme. The six stars also get complimentary entries into premier PUMA running events the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN, the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN and the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN.
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Author: Mariska du Plessis
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