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Caster Semenya hires new coach

Updated: October 24, 2011, 10:29 AM ET
Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG -- Caster Semenya has a new coach in Olympic and world 800-meter champion Maria Mutola, pairing one of the great middle-distance runners with one of track and field's most promising youngsters.

Semenya, a 20-year-old South African, had been coached by Michael Seme but the two have split. With Seme as coach, Semenya won an African junior title and then a startling victory as a teenager at the 2009 world championships in Berlin. At that time, she became embroiled in a gender-test ...

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