Runner Caster Semenya Moves On

Past is past. South African runner Caster Semenya stands by this on overcoming gender issues.

The situation spiralled out of control with Caster complaining of “unwarranted and invasive scrutiny of the most intimate and private details of my being”.

She was barred from the track for almost a year before being cleared to run again and her comeback was hampered by a lower back injury and a growing belief that coach Michael Seme had taken her as far as he could.

However, she told several British national newspapers on Wednesday that nightmare was all in the past and she wanted to go on and win the gold -something if she does achieve she will dedicate to the increasingly frail South African political icon Nelson Mandela, who celebrates his 94th birthday on Wednesday.

Here’s a lesson or two from Caster.

“That is in the past,” she said.

“You need to concentrate on the future. I don’t have to entertain those things now. I can concentrate on my running, that’s all.

“With each year I experience I become a more relaxed athlete. I also know what is important to listen to and what to ignore.

Read the full article at IOL Sport.

Photo copyright by Flickr user Sebastian Skog.

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