Sunday/ Wayde’s world record

I followed NBC’s pre-race blurb8-14-2016 11-37-22 PM about South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk with interest. Wayne is a student in Bloemfontein, the city where I was born, and is coached by 74-year old Ans Botha.

His winning time in the 400m Men’s Final was a sensational new world record of 43.01, bettering Micheal Johnson’s record of 17 years ago in 1999.

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Wayde van Niekerk winning the 400m Men’s Final on Sunday at the Games in Rio.
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Ans Botha, Wayne’s coach, in the stands in Rio getting a congratulatory hug.
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Van Niekerk reacts after he had crossed the finish line.

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