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Wildschutt sets new SA 5000m record

Wildschutt strikes down SA 5,000m record

Adrian Wildschutt achieved a remarkable feat by surpassing the longstanding South African 5,000m record at Heusden-Zolder, Belgium.

Clocking an impressive time of 13:02.46, Wildschutt shattered the previous record, which had stood unbroken for seven years. This accomplishment follows his recent achievement of breaking the 24-year-old South African 10,000m record.

Sharing his excitement on Instagram, Wildschutt expressed his satisfaction with his performance, revealing that his new personal record not only secured his qualification for the upcoming World Championships but also earned him a spot in the highly anticipated 2024 Paris Olympics.

Participating in the B-race at the Night of Athletics, a World Athletics Continental Tour event in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium, Wildschutt, who is based in the United States, demonstrated his superiority over the international competition by comfortably outperforming his closest competitor, Olin Hacker from the United States, who finished in second place with a time of 13:09.94.

Athletics, SA Sports News, 2023

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