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PUMA School of Speed heads to Kings Park

Staff Reporter

The action packed PUMA School of Speed #3 heads to Kings Park Athletics Stadium on Saturday, 9 February at 11am, where junior track and field stars will get to follow in the footsteps of the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt.

Launched in November 2016, the series is committed to the development of athletics talent in South Africa by discovering the fastest young speedsters.

Michael Meyer, managing director of Stillwater Sports said they were excited to see what Durban athletes had in store for them this weekend.

Junior track and field stars can look forward to meeting South African middle-distance runner and 2019 PUMA School of Speed vice principal, Gena Löfstrand at the stadium. According to Löfstrand, the series is a great platform for up-and-coming athletes to showcase their talent and all the hard work that they’ve put into their sport.

PUMA ambassador and South African Paralympic shot-putter, Tyrone Pillay will also show his support at the PUMA School of Speed #3.

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“I’ve been part of the PUMA team since 2013. PUMA supported me when no one even knew who I was. Being a PUMA ambassador and being supported by the best brand in the game is a great privilege and honor. The PUMA School of Speed Series is a great initiative that is definitely needed to help identify South Africa’s young talent. I’m looking forward to seeing some great talent being unearthed from this event. My advice to juniors is to always believe in yourself and never give up on your dreams,” he said.

Events on the day include 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, long jump, high jump, 100m hurdles (boys 15, girls 17 and 19 only), 90m hurdles (girls 15 only) and 90m hurdles (girls 15 only) and 110m hurdles (boys 17 and 19 only).

All entrants will stand a chance to be scouted and contracted to the PUMA Squad. The contract will be for the duration of one calendar year.

No cost for athletes to enter the event. Enter online:www.schoolofspeed.com. Athlete entries close two days prior to each event.

Entry fee for spectators is R20 for adults and R10 for children.

Contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045, via emailinfo@schoolofspeed.com or visit www.schoolofspeed.com.

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