Lythe Pillay does it again! Lythe is off to Poland to compete in world relay championships which is to take place on 1 – 2 May 2021. The main objective is the preparations for the 2021 Olympic Games and the qualification of the 4x400m Men.
He will be running in the 4 x 400m relay team with Wayde van Niekerk; Berend Koekemoer; Zakithi Nene; Oscar Mavundla; Ranti Dikgale.
That’s right…the Wayde van Niekerk – South African track and field sprinter who competes in the 200 and 400 metres. In the 400 metres, he is the current world and Olympic record holder which he broke in the Olympic finals. He also holds the world-best time in the 300 metres.
Lythe ran 45,74 in February this year, placing him in the top 100 in the world over this distance and behind van Niekerk’s world record of 43,03, set in 2016 at the Olympic Games.
Bear in mind, Lythe Pillay is still only 18 years old! He is from Benoni on the East Rand and is educated at the renowned King Edward VII school in Johannesburg, where he is also Deputy Head Boy. He has shown promise since his childhood and is on a steep progression path in terms of his race times.
He seems to train hard from his Instagram page, and keeps good company.
Keep an eye on him, if you can!