Wayde van Niekerk

 
Team SA has come out of nowhere to demand the world’s attention
Team SA has come out of nowhere to demand the world’s attention
It was less than 10 years ago that a dejected South African Olympic team left Beijing with a solitary medal. Long jumper Khotso Mokoena had claimed...
'Heartbroken' Makwala surges into 200m final, Van Niekerk double on track
'Heartbroken' Makwala surges into 200m final, Van Niekerk double on track
Botswana's Isaac Makwala admitted to being heartbroken and fuelled by anger as he ran two rounds of the 200 metres – one on his own – to reach...
Makwala given thumbs-up to run 200m amid sabotage allegations
Makwala given thumbs-up to run 200m amid sabotage allegations
Isaac Makwala will be able to compete in the 200m at the world championships in London, after the IAAF decided to allow him to run a solo time-trial on Wednesday after missing Monday's heats....
Wayde Van Niekerk targets Johnson double after 400m domination
Wayde Van Niekerk targets Johnson double after 400m domination
Wayde van Niekerk's bid for a first world double since 1995 now turns to the 200m after he stormed to a comfortable victory in the 400m.
Q&A with nominee Wayde Van Niekerk ahead of Laureus Sports Awards
Q&A with nominee Wayde Van Niekerk ahead of Laureus Sports Awards
When Wayde van Niekerk won the 400 metres Olympic gold medal in Rio de Janeiro, his time of 43.03 secs bettered Michael Johnson’s 43.18 which had...
The year of competing dangerously
The year of competing dangerously
Patriotism does to the brain what sugar does to the belly: it makes it happy and it makes it soft. To invest a slice of your personal pride in your...
#ColouredExcellence: How Wayde van Niekerk’s victory challenges stereotypes
#ColouredExcellence: How Wayde van Niekerk’s victory challenges stereotypes
When Wayde van Niekerk stopped the clock in 43.03 seconds, South Africans who had watched the race unfold at 3am this morning leapt up in...
Wayde van Niekerk's stunning record offers hope for a post-Bolt future
Wayde van Niekerk's stunning record offers hope for a post-Bolt future
Win or lose, Usain Bolt was always going to dominate the Olympic headlines on Sunday but Wayde van Niekerk offered his embattled sport some hope...
Brilliant Wayde Van Niekerk smashes 400m world record to claim gold in Rio
Brilliant Wayde Van Niekerk smashes 400m world record to claim gold in Rio
South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk ran the fastest single lap in history to win the Olympic 400 metres gold medal in 43.03 seconds and break Michael...
Nature and nurture tell a big part of the story about two of SA's Rio-bound athletes
Nature and nurture tell a big part of the story about two of SA's Rio-bound athletes
Sitting not far apart in economy class on an aircraft bound for Canada six years ago were two singular young South African athletes. They were part...
Go, Wayde, mom's right behind you
Go, Wayde, mom's right behind you
"I was known to be a very fast runner,” Odessa Swarts recalls. “I was a big girl, not fat, but I weighed between 72 and 74kg at 16. They used to...

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