Producing one of the most dominant displays at these championships so far, Caster Semenya sped to a 49.96 victory in the 400m to highlight the third day of action at the African Athletics Championships on Friday in Asaba, Nigeria.
The Oslo Bislett Games got the result it wanted on Thursday (15) as the U20 Dream Mile went like a dream for home runner Jakob Ingebrigtsen. But the IAAF Diamond League meeting also got the result it never really expected as decathlete-turned-400m hurdler Karsten Warholm defeated a field including the Olympic champion Kerron Clement.
LaShawn Merritt has won the Prefontaine Classic an unprecedented five times, but this year's 400m on 27 May in Eugene, the third stop of the IAAF Diamond League, has exciting fresh talent ready to challenge him.
Baboloki Thebe’s foremost sport at primary school was football but the emerging 400m talent from Botswana took up athletics when he started at the Nthwalang Junior Secondary School in Digawana where he was motivated by the possibility of going on trips and travelling with his teammates.