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FLYING THE FLAG: The 4x400m African champs

Athletics next generation ready to shine alongside veterans

Exactly a month to go until the World Athletics Championships, Botswana’s hopes of American glory rest squarely on male shoulders and a combination of the old guard and the next generation.

At the moment, not a single local lady has run fast enough to qualify for the global sporting spectacle, ranked second only to the Olympic Games in the athletics calendar.

With deadline for qualification on 26 June, this is unlikely to change.

In total, five BW athletes will compete in individual races, while the ever-reliable m...

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