The Yellow Pages Pot of Gold incentive of R200 000 for national senior records set at the sponsored events, could be under siege, when the second leg of the popular Yellow Pages Series takes place at the LC de Villiers stadium in Tshwane on Friday (18h00 start).
Competing at 1400 metres above sea level makes Tshwane into 'sprinter's paradise' as SA's speedsters look to make an early season impression in a bid to post qualifying performances that will see their names pencilled in on the shortlist to represent SA at the IAAF World Championships in South Korea later this year.
Based on this, the likes of speed sensation Cindy Stewart - unbeaten in 13 races in 2010 and victorious again at the opening leg of the Yellow Pages Series in Potchefstroom last weeked - is expected to draw much attention. With world championship 800 metres champion Caster Semenya and national 800 metres champion Mapaseka Makhanya also set to take to the track, the LC de Villiers stadium is the place to be on Friday.
Add in Olympic Games long jump silver medallist Khotso Mokoena, Commonwealth Games 400 metres hurdles silver medallist LJ van Zyl and African Championship gold medallist Elizna Naude, and athletics fans are in for a real treat.
"Last weekend's Yellow Pages Series meeting in Potchefstroom was the benchmark and the large crowd present were treated to some superb athletics," said Lionel Smith, General Manager: Marketing of Trudon (Publishers of Yellow Pages).
"Yellow Pages is delighted to join Athletics SA in bringing top class athletics to Tshwane and believe that the athletes will make Friday, February 25 into an athletics night to remember."
Tickets for the Yellow Pages Series will be R20 and they can be purchased at the stadium gates which open at 15h00. The first 700 fans to enter the venues will each receive a complimentary Yellow Pages sporty hat.
Following the athletics action in Potchefstroom, the Yellow Pages Series will move on to the Bellville stadium in the Western Cape (Thursday, March 10).