Caster Semenya won 5,000m gold at the South African Athletics Championships - a new distance that would not require her to lower her testosterone levels.

Semenya beat Olympian and defending national 5,000m champion Dominique Scott at the championships, winning in a time of 16 minutes 05.97 seconds.

The double 800m Olympic gold medallist is challenging athletics' governing body over its regulation restricting testosterone levels in female runners.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport is due to deliver a verdict on Semenya's appeal by the end of April.

Semenya, 28, also cruised into Friday's 1500m fin