Despite coming to pay homage to the great Usain Bolt at the JN Racers Grand Prix next month, South African star Wayde van Niekerk plans an assault on his idol’s 100-metre and 200-metre world records.
Van Niekerk, who broke the 400m world record clocking 43.03 seconds at the Rio Olympic Games last year, is the only man in history to break 44 seconds for the 400m, 20 seconds for the 200m and 10 seconds for the 100m. His 100m and 200m personal bests are 9.98 and 19.94, respectively.
Those are well off Bolt’s world records of 9.58 and 19.19.
Prior to the first staging of the Racers Grand Prix in 2016, van Niekerk trained with Bolt before capturing a crack 300m event in 31.03 seconds while beating Americans Lashawn Merritt (31.23) and Tony McQuay (31.64). He went on to demolish Michael Johnson’s 400m record of 43.18.
Van Niekerk has looked awesome this season with a world leading 19.90 in the 200m set on April 22, and is the seventh fastest over the 100m with 10.04.Continue to full Article