Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
1 minute read
28 May 2017
9:14 am

Caster Semenya extends her winning streak

Wesley Botton

She had to keep her composure against Kenyan Margaret Wambui but eventually prevailed in another fine performance.

Caster Semenya. Photo: Karim Jafaar/AFP.

Though she had to put up a fight on Saturday night, middle-distance specialist Caster Semenya stretched her lengthy unbeaten streak with another fine performance at the third leg of the Diamond League series in Eugene.

Holding off a challenge from Kenyan athlete Margaret Wambui all the way to the line, Semenya secured victory in the women’s 800m race in 1:57.78 at the annual Prefontaine Classic.

While she was more than a second outside her own world lead set in Doha earlier this month, it was the third fastest two-lap performance of the season, with Wambui finishing just 0.10 off the pace.

Semenya extended her unbeaten run to 21 months over the 400m, 800m and 1 500m distances.

The fourth of 14 legs in the Diamond League campaign will be held in Rome on June 8.

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