Semenya, Pistorius to run at SAfrican nationals



JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Olympic hopefuls Caster Semenya and Oscar Pistorius are scheduled to compete at this week’s South African championships.

Semenya will run in the 800 meters, while double-amputee Pistorius will run in the 400 in the south coast city of Port Elizabeth.

Semenya, a silver medalist at last year’s world championships, needs to run 1 minute, 59.90 seconds or better at the nationals, which start Friday.

Pistorius needs one more qualifying time in an international event to likely make history as the first amputee runner to compete at the Olympics. He ran 45.20 at a meet in Pretoria last month.