#TheLaurenAndDawnShow The Olympic Series EP 2 – Elana Meyer, Silver Medalist at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona


Elana Meyer is a proudly South African long-distance runner who won the silver medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in the 10,000 metres event. This was also the first year that South Africa had competed in the games since 1960.

Meyer set the 15 kilometres road running African record of 46:57 minutes in November 1991 in Cape Town.  She was the gold medallist at the 1994 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships AND set world records in that event in 1991, 1997, 1998, and 1999.

Other accolades include Gold at African Championships and World half Marathon Championships AND Silver at the Commonwealth games, All Africa Games and World Half Marathon Championships

Elana tells us how her RUNNING journey started, winning the 10 000m SILVER medal at the 1992 Olympics, what she’s up to now, and her thoughts on the current sporting landscape.  Please join us, leave a review and let us know what you think!