On Saturday the South African athletic association Athletics Gauteng North held its annual awards ceremony in the Manhattan Hotel in Pretoria. The event is described as "undoubtedly a highlight on the calendars of South Africa's top athletes."

As one of the 17 different awards given, Oscar Pistorius was named Male Track And Field Athlete of the Year because up until a week ago, he was having a pretty good year and these things are decided ahead of time. Since he's been in police custody for the alleged murder of Reeva Steenkamp since February 14, he obviously did not attend.

Also of note: Caster Semenya was named the Female Track and Field Athlete of the Year and Overall Female Athlete of the Year.


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