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The PUMA School Of Speed Series heads to Cape Town this week with the second event (in a series of five) taking place at the Green Point Athletics Stadium on Wednesday, 18 January 2017.

Launched in November 2016, the series is committed to the development of athletics talent in South Africa by discovering the fastest young Speedsters.  The School of Speed is headed by the World’s Fastest Man Usain Bolt, who has appointed reigning SA 100m champion Henricho Bruintjies as his Vice Principal in South Africa.

“It’s exciting for PUMA and Stillwater Sports to bring this innovative junior athletics series to South Africa,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports.  “South Africa boasts with exceptionally strong talent.  It is amazing to see the PUMA School Of Speed uncover this talent.”

“We were motivated to launch the School of Speed having witnessed the unbelievable energy unleashed by South African sprinters at the Rio Olympics. We don’t want to lose that momentum,” said PUMA Marketing Director Brett Bellinger. “The School of Speed is a call to young South Africans to follow in the speedy footsteps of Usain Bolt and Henricho Bruintjies…they could even win a contract with PUMA!”

Event Information:  PUMA School Of Speed #2

Date: Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Venue:  Green Point Athletics Stadium
Start Time: 14:00 / heats will start
18:00 – 22:00 / Finals
Entry Fee: Individual entries are R50 each, but entries through a school are free
Events: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and relays
Age Categories: U16, U18 and U20

The PUMA School Of Speed Series welcomes individual athletes and/or schools who believe that their future is #ForeverFaster.

The Prize for the top 5 Speedsters per meet, as determined by the Athletics South Africa points system, is a PUMA product contract each to the value of R10 000.  They will also become part of PUMA’s elite running ambassador programme alongside greats such as Henricho Bruintjies, Jerry Motsau, Rantso Mokopane and the Phalula sisters.  In addition to drawing advice and encouragement from these athletes, the Speedsters will also be granted complimentary entries into premier PUMA running events including the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN and the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN.

Additional incentives will include PUMA product and discount vouchers.

Next Up in the PUMA School Of Speed Series:

Event: Dates: Area:
PUMA School Of Speed #3 Wednesday, 01 February 2017 Ruimsig Stadium, Roodepoort (JHB)
PUMA School Of Speed #4 Saturday, 11 February 2017 Kings Park Athletics Stadium (Durban)
PUMA School Of Speed #5 Tuesday, 28 February 2017 Dal Josafat Stadium  (Paarl)

The PUMA School Of Speed meets are endorsed by athletics federations, finishing times will count as official qualification for provincial and national championships.

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