Boxer-backed star athlete, Glenrose Xaba, is showing red hot form at the start of 2021 and if her personal best (16:00) in the 5000m at the AGN Track and Field Championships is anything to go by, there could be more sizzling times coming from her this year.

Xaba, who made her first appearance on the track for 2021 at the Pretoria meet, also won the event’s 10 000m race in a time of 33.04.

She has been in rehabilitation to tend to a calf injury for the past two months and is excited about her performances since joining up with her mentor, double Olympic champion, Caster Semenya.

“I am very excited about my performance since I move to Caster, I am looking forward to working with her because we had a great start after I suffered a calf injury and attending Rehab about two months now, I think if I can do training without injuries, I will delivery something special or maybe to try to running a qualifying time for Olympics.”

Despite the injuries, Xaba, has been steadily improving her times with champion performances both at home and abroad.

In October 2020, she set a new PB at the World Half Marathon in Valencia and followed up that effort with another top run n December 2020, to smash the Nedbank Skosana 10km course record.

Glenrose Xaba Sets New PB at World Half Marathon

 

Glenrose Xaba Smashes Record at Nedbank Skosana 10km

 

Xaba was recognized as a #GAL2020 recipient towards the end of last year, where she said she planned to dominate.

Glenrose Xaba Plans to Dominate

 

Photo 1 Caption: Boxer-backed star athlete, Glenrose Xaba has been in rehabilitation to tend to a calf injury for the past two months and is excited about her performances since joining up with her mentor, double Olympic champion, Caster Semenya. Photo: Rhyn Swanepoel (Boxer Athletics)

Photo 2 Caption: Xaba is showing red hot form at the start of 2021 and if her personal best (16:00) in the 5000m at the AGN Track and Field Championships is anything to go by, there could be more sizzling times coming from her this year. Photo: Rhyn Swanepoel (Boxer Athletics)