Wayde van Niekerk Wins 400m, Beats Michael Johnson's World Record

By Michael Shamburger
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South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk crushed Michael Johnson’s 400 meter world record time of 43.18 that he set 17 years ago in Seville. Van Niekerk set the new record at 43.03 and ran away from the field in lane eight.

Grenada’s Kirani James finished second and the United States’ LaShawn Merritt finished third.

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