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Wayde van Niekerk

Wayde van Niekerk
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Wayde van Niekerk

Wayde van Niekerk
  • Birth date 7/15/1992
  • Birthplace 22147
  • Height/Weight 6'0"/ 154 lbs


Van Niekerk is the reigning world champion in the 400m. He ran so hard that he had to be taken off the track on a stretcher as a precaution during his celebration.
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Getting to know Wayde van Niekerk


Van Niekerk ran 43.48 seconds at the 2015 World Championships. Only three men have ever covered one lap faster.


He was the first athlete from Africa to break 44 seconds.


He started as a high jumper before focusing on the 200m and 400m.

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