L.J. van Zyl on why certain athletes were disqualified from the IAAF
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L.J. van Zyl on why certain athletes were disqualified from the IAAF

L.J. van Zyl joined #ScenicDrive to talk about all things athletics.

L.j van Zyl

L.J is the record holder of the 400m hurdle, with a personal best of 47.66 seconds.

He was the 2002 World Junior Champion over 400 m hurdles and reached the World Championships final at the age of twenty in 2005.

His breakthrough into the senior ranks came in 2006 when he won gold medals at the Commonwealth Games and African Championships, as well as silver medals at the IAAF World Cup and IAAF World Athletics Final. He became the All-Africa Games champion in 2007. He came fifth in the 2008 Olympic final.


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In the interview, he spoke about how he became the successful athlete that he is now.

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He also took the time out to answer a few questions from one of South Africa's up and coming hurdlers.

Thabiso, from the #ScenicDrive decided to test out just how fast L.J. is in a round of office chair racing. Things took a very interesting turn, take a look below: 

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