Fingers crossed as Tebogo’s record awaits ratification

Letsile Tebogo. PIC MONIRUL BHUIYAN
Letsile Tebogo. PIC MONIRUL BHUIYAN

At just 18, Letsile Tebogo has long arrived on the big stage. His strides are fast taking him to the top of the athletics ladder. 

Last week was his fastest recorded 100m race, when he powered past the finish line in a time of 9.96 during the Gaborone International Meet. This is the fastest time ever recorded by an Under-20 athlete and should have been enough to have his name engraved in the annals of history.

But not as fast as Tebogo ran the race, so say the World Athletics rules. For now, Tebogo’s joy has been put on hold pending a decision to ratify the world record by World Athletics, formerly IAAF.

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