Kanye: The village that bore Botswana a world champion

Seratiwa Tebogo (Mother) and her son Letsile Tebogo PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Seratiwa Tebogo (Mother) and her son Letsile Tebogo PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

KANYE: It is a village famous for giving Botswana its second president in the late Sir Ketumile Masire. Now, Kanye has returned to gift Botswana the world’s fastest U-20 runner in rising global star, Letsile Tebogo.

It is within the undulating, vast Kanye landscape where the latest athletics sound track was born 19 years ago. Letsile was born in Mmalekwa ward and his family says there was always something unique about the athlete, which set him apart from his peers. He rose to national stardom last year when he set a new national 100m record in February.

He continued raising the bar higher and it is at the just ended World U-20 championships held in Columbia that Letsile announced his arrival on the big stage in devastating fashion.

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