16 Days to go - Wayde van Niekerk


Date of birth – 15.07.1992


  Performance Venue Year
Personal Best 44.38 New York (USA) 14.06.2014
Seasons Best 44.38 New York (USA) 14.06.2014
World Ranking 2014 4th    
All Time RSA 1st    


 Wayde has a massive amount of speed with a 200m pb of 20.19 and 100m of 10.48. Before he moved to the 400m he was a 100 and 200 athlete and took SA titles in his young days and also took a 4th place finish at the 2010 World Junior Champs with a time of 21.02 in the 200m. At last year’s World Champs he was in a heat with Olympic Champ Kirani James and finished 5th with 46.37. This year though has taken a turn for the best and he has won the SA senior, u/23, Varsity cup and USSA titles. He is the newly crowned SA 400m record holder at 44.38 which he ran at the New York diamond league finishing close behind Leshawn Merrit, after coming from the World Challenge meeting beating Santos. He is also the fastest athlete over 200m this year in SA running a 20.19 at the Lausanne Diamond League beating Yohan Blake and finishing 4th in the race.