Letsile Tebogo strikes the internet with powerful quote after ASA Grand Prix exploits

ATHLETICS Letsile Tebogo strikes the internet with powerful quote after ASA Grand Prix exploits

Abigael Wafula 10:00 - 19.03.2024

After his dominant exploits at the ASA Grand Prix 2 on Monday night, wunderkind Letsile Tebogo has struck the internet with a powerful quote, giving hints on what it takes to get to his level.

Botswanan wunderkind Letsile Tebogo is certainly on fire after his dominant exploits on the track that saw him lower his personal best as he stormed to victory in the 400m at the ASA Grand Prix in Pretoria, South Africa.

Tebogo had already fired warning shots at his opponents and he went ahead to actualise what he was saying, crossing the finish line in an impressive time of 44.29. His previous PB time over the distance was 44.75.

His compatriots Anthony Pesela and Tumo Stagato Van Wyk finished second and third in respective times of 45.93 and 46.05.

Shortly after the race, Tebogo shared a photo on his X (Twitter) handle and captioned it with a very powerful quote saying: “Great things never come from the comfort zone.”

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This marks Tebogo’s second victory of the season after stunning the world once again earlier this year with a 300m world-best time at the Simbine Curro Classic Shoot-Out in Pretoria.

The reigning World Under-20 100m champion dominated the race having a steady rise from the blocks and creating a clear lead by the bend. He then continued to cruise and increased the gap steadily down the home straight.

The reigning World 100m silver medallist won the race ahead of Gardeo Isaacs (31.91), while Bayapo Ndori was third in 31.95. He clocked an impressive 30.69 to cross the finish line.

He completely shattered the previous world best of 30.81 set by Wayde van Niekerk in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on June 28, 2017. Prior to that, the world best was held by 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 world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt with the 30.97 he ran in 2010.