October 12, 2017  

He grew up in a rural village without parents and only a sister looking after him.

His running track was dirt fields without any expensive running shoes or supplements. He knew little about the world of international running. But with the help of a very passionate running coach and a club that backs him every step of the way Tshepo Tshite will soon be off to the Commonwealth Games in Australia to represent his country in the 800m event.

Tshepo is part of the Nedbank Running Club’s Development Group in Klerksdorp, North West, where he trains under the watchful eye of former running great Pio Mpolokeng. After recently finishing second at the South Rand Region Champs in Zimbabwe, Tshepo got selected to represent SA next April at the Commonwealth Games. It will be the second time ever that Tshepo gets on a plane, and excitement levels - and training levels - are sky high, says coach Pio.

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