Nijel Amos dares to dream: breaking the world record

The 2019 Diamond League meets in Monaco and Zurich were scenes of the most epic 800m races in recent history.

For Botswana – an overachiever in athletics – this was the setting for a daring attempt. Nijel Amos produced a personal best, smashing his Monaco meeting record of 1:42.14 of 2018, and setting the 2019 world leading time of 1:41.89.

Amos joins an illustrious group of men who have run under 1:42 on two occasions – David Rudisha and Wilson Kipketer, current and former world record holders. Only four men have run under 1:42 in the history of 800m, Lord Sebastian Coe the final piece of the quartet.

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Bravo police for prompt action

It is also hurting that whilst we all know that the Botswana Police Service (BPS) is charged functionally with the duties to investigate all forms of crime, some locals have resorted to taking the law into their own hands. It is very wrong to do that. There is also a possibility that one may wrongfully take the life of a person in the process, unless it is a justifiable case of self-defence. Recently, in the city of Francistown, some locals found...

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