South African double Olympic gold medalist and Limpopo-born Caster Semenya will release her tell-all memoir titled The Race To Be Myself.

Semenya says she also wants to show people around the world her “strength, courage, love and resilience” in the new memoir. Titled, The Race To Be Myself, the memoir will help the 32-year-old share her story. This is omn when she became the focus of a debate around her gender more than a decade ago.


The Caster Semenya memoir will be released on 31 October 2023 and is being published by Merky Books.

“I am happy to announce that my memoir, THE RACE TO BE MYSELF will be published on the 31st of October,” announced Semenya on Thursday.

Limpopo-born athlete Caster Semenya to release memoir: THE RACE TO BE MYSELF
Caster Semenya

“It will be a simultaneous release in the US, UK & SA. You can preorder my book at your favourite bookseller today in the US and the UK. SA preorder date will be revealed soon.”

The book is described as a look at her private life behind closed doors, her struggles and her journey.

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Semenya was born in Ga-Masehlong, a village in the Capricorn District. She attended Nthema Secondary School and the University of North West as a sports science student. She is a winner of two Olympic gold medals and also three World Championships in the women’s 800 metres.