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Wayde van Niekerk

Wayde van Niekerk
Track and Field RSA

Wayde van Niekerk

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

Biography

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

1

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

2

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

3

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

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