The 2016 defending champion, Thapelo Phora, will be looking to successfully defend his 300m title and Classic Shoot-out 300m record of 33.19 against what is our strongest field ever for the 300m Shoot-out. In 2016 Phora was the 2nd fastest 400m athlete in the country and also competed at the World Indoor Championships in the 4x400m relay. He will be looking to use this race as preperation for the 2017 season.