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Wayde van Niekerk, the eternal underdog

Injury saw the Olympic champion dubbed an underdog going into the race he won in record-breaking fashion in Rio. But it’s a position he knows well, and now he has an extra year to heal and train

Simbine sprints out of Bolt’s shadow

With the Jamaican out of the picture, South Africa’s favourite in a new generation of sprinters may just snatch the gold

Van Niekerk to miss 400m world title defence in Qatar

Explaining his decision to skip the September 27-October 6 world championships in Doha, Van Niekerk said he did not want to rush back.

Team SA has come out of nowhere to demand the world’s attention

We have discovered that we can be among the best

‘Heartbroken’ Makwala surges into 200m final, Van Niekerk double on track

Botswana's Isaac Makwala admitted to being fuelled by anger as he ran two rounds of the 200m – one on his own – to reach the final.

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.

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

After breaking one of the most historic world records in sport, Wayde Van Niekerk is nominated for the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award

The year of competing dangerously

We need more of the same brilliance while we tap into the vast talent that lies dormant.

#ColouredExcellence: How Wayde van Niekerk’s victory challenges stereotypes

The debate sparked by the Olympian's victory shows that coloured people are still being told how to identify themselves, writes Ra'eesa Pather

Wayde van Niekerk’s stunning record offers hope for a post-Bolt future

Wayde van Niekerk offers his embattled sport some hope for the future beyond the Jamaican's retirement with a stunning world record on the Rio track.

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 400m gold medal in 43.03 seconds.

Nature and nurture tell a big part of the story about two of SA’s Rio-bound athletes

Since 2010, the fortunes of Luvo Manyonga and Wayde van Niekerk have been extremely different.

Go, Wayde, mom’s right behind you

The mother of South Africa's athletics star, who was also once a champion, believes he has a big chance of winning gold at this year's Olympics

Wayde van Niekerk wins 400m gold

The South African athlete has won the men's 400m race at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing.

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