Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
1 minute read
19 Jul 2014
7:00 am

Josephs underlines track’s hidden tragedy

Wesley Botton

Supremely fit and beaming with confidence, the South African public was introduced to teenager Janice Josephs in a television interview 12 years ago, shortly after she clinched the national senior 100m title.

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A promoter’s dream, the bronzed young woman from the Western Cape expressed her wish to become one of the fastest athletes in the world, and given her natural sense of self-belief, few would have bet against her.