Caster Semenya listed to run in Women’s 5000m at World Championship


Caster Semenya is listed to compete in the women’s 5,000 metres at next week’s World Athletics Championships in Eugene.

The South African has turned to this distance after being banned from her favoured 800 metres by rules affecting women with conditions causing naturally high testosterone.

Semenya won the 800m at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games and the 2009, 2011 and 2017 World Championships, with the 2017 edition her last appearance at that level.