And for her next trick‚ multiple Olympic and world champion Caster Semenya has set her sights on breaking the longstanding 800m world record next season. Semenya has so far failed to break Jarmila Kratochvílová’s 1:53.28 time set in 1983‚ but her coach, Samuel Sepeng, says they are in the planning stages of pulling off a “miracle”. “I don’t think we will compete in our 800m event locally during the coming season to focus on longer distances for endurance‚” said Sepeng. “If you are planning the miracle of breaking the world record‚ you must have a proper plan in place and we are going to sit down and come up with a proper plan.” Sepeng and Semenya begin preparations for this season ahead of a campaign that includes the 2019 World Championships in Doha in September and October, where she will be defending her 800m crown. “We are going to start our preparations easy and build up slowly and nicely‚” said Sepeng. “Next season is going to be a long one because the World Championships are ...

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