Mokoena hits 8.39m SA mark

Having always impressed to deceive, South African Long Jumper Godfrey "Khotso" Mokoena Leaped to a national record of 8.39 metres at the 5th annual EAA Permit meeeting in Lapinlahti,Finland this evening.

Mokoena,told the IAAF reporters: "I am really glad with the South African record. It is great to compete against Tommi Evilä in Finland.

"The crowd is always with us and atmosphere is great. Today also the weather and track were perfect, so I gave all I had to the competition.

"I really look forward to Helsinki Grand Prix – IAAF World Athletics Tour - meeting on 26 July, and aim to move my PB-mark further little by little."

Compatriot Mbulaeni Mulaudzi, the Olympic silver medallist, took the 800m in 1:44.99.

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