Letsile Tebogo ready to shutter more records as he exudes confidence ahead of busy season

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ATHLETICS Letsile Tebogo ready to shutter more records as he exudes confidence ahead of busy season

Abigael Wafula 06:00 - 15.03.2024

Letsile Tebogo is eager to break more records with the 2024 track and field outdoor now taking shape.

Botswana’s wunderkind Letsile Tebogo is hoping to break more records as he anticipates an enjoyable outdoor season in 2024.

The 20-year-old was eagerly waiting for the outdoor season and with the indoor season now over, he will be one to watch over the 100m and 200m races.

The history-making youngster posted on his X (Twitter) handle, expressing his relief about starting his outdoor season. “Outdoor season…the wait is finally over.”

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The world 100m silver medallist was off to a great start this season where he made headlines in South Africa. He was in action at the Curro Podium Final, competing in the 300m where he won the race in 30.69.

The time he clocked made him the fastest over the distance, and he took more than a tenth of a second off the previous world best of 30.81 set by Wayde van Niekerk in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on 28 June 2017.

Before that, the world best belonged to American track legend Michael Johnson with the 30.85 he clocked in 2000, also in Pretoria. The fourth athlete to have dipped under 31 seconds for the discipline is the fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt who clocked 30.97 back in 2010.

In the race, he blasted from the blocks to create a clear lead and then continued to cruise, increasing his advantage even further down the home straight. He won by more than a second ahead of Gardeo Isaacs (31.91), while Bayapo Ndori was third in 31.95.

His main focus this season will be the Olympic Games where he has intentions of making history one more time. After a great start to his season, Tebogo is clearly one to watch this season.