The Potchefstroom-based and Potch Running Project star, Jerry Motsau, will be one of athletes that will headline the Randburg Streetmile on 4 September 2016. Jerry Motsau is one of the most decorated and feared long/middle distance athletes in South Africa who boasts with personal best times of 3min36sec in the 1500m, 5min50sec in the 2000m steeple-chase and 3min56sec in the mile.

The tall and muscular Motsau usually just sticks behind the group and when the time is ready, he breaks away from the pack of runners with an almost flawless running technique. Motsau has won various national junior and under 23 titles varying between the track and cross country and he has represented South Africa on many occasions; certainly a man to be watched with a watchful-eye.

The 2016 North-West province 4km cross country champion tried his utmost best to qualify for 2016 the Rio Olympic Games, but despite falling short of qualification, he produced a late personal best 3min56sec mile on 22 July, thus ending off his track season on a ‘magical’ note. Motsau’s sub 4-minute mile not only makes him one of the favourites to win this year’s Randburg Streetmile, it also ranks him number one on the list of athletes heading to Randburg on September the 4th .

This not the only sub 4min mile run for Motsau, who can forget that iconic sub 4min mile that Motsau and Elroy Gelant ran on the Kenneth Mcarthur track a few years ago. Recently Motsau also helped Gelant qualify for the Olympic Games by pacing him on the 5000m at the 2nd leg of the ASA Night series in Cape Town, so if need be, Motsau also knows how to run a fast pace from the gun.

Can he produce a sub 4-minute mile on the street? Well, after winning his provincial cross country championships last weekend in fine style, let’s just say: nothing is impossible. The Potch-tribe strongman is capable of winning any race, but will he reign supreme in the streets of the Gauteng? We can only wait and see.