South African 20km race walking record holder and 2016 Olympian, Anel Oosthuizen, will be one of the athletes who will line-up for the 1 Mile race walk event at the Randburg Central Sports Complex on 4 September 2016.

She is one of the most humble athletes you will come across, but tell her it is time to train or race; you will witness a lioness in action. The George-born Oosthuizen has been a part of the race walking community since the tender age of ten years old, quite a long journey for the twenty one year old. Oosthuizen have shown potential from a very young and whilst winning various national youth, junior and senior national titles and breaking records along the way, she remains one of the most humble human beings you will come across.

Anel specializes in the 20km; she however also uses any races varying between the mile and 15km to sharpen up for her almost half marathon race. She boasts with a personal best and national record of 1hour34min49 for the 20km, consequently almost effortlessly cruising through the 10km in under 48 minutes and 5km in about 23min50sec. The University of Johannesburg student did not achieve her goals at the Rio Olympic Games last week, but she is back on South African soil with new goals and plans; bear in mind, she is only 21 years old…her future looks extremely bright!

If she can walk the 5km in under 23 minutes, I wonder what she is capable of doing in a mile race. Well, she will line up as the favourite to win the women’s Randburg Streetmile in the streets of Randburg on 08h45, Sunday 4 September, so come out in your numbers and see the Olympian and South African 20km record holder in action.