Last night i received the terrible news that Zithulele Sinqe passed away in a car accident.
Zithulele was an icon in South African athletics, being one of the best runners in the 80's all the way through until he retired from running in 2001. He was currently very successful in development in South Africa and was also a co-commentator with me on TV
He was very unfortunate not to be able to compete internationally due to apartheid and in 1986 ran 2:08:04 in South Africa and in 1987 ran 60:11 for the half, a then world record but not ratified due to South Africa not being recognised. He also won the 1996 and 1997 Two Oceans Marathon, finishing 2nd in 1998 and also finished 4th in the 1997 Comrades Marathon