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Wayde van Niekerk is the world’s best in yet another athletics event!

The Olympic champion in the 400m set a new world record in the little-run 300m at the Golden Spike meeting in Ostrava, Czech Republic on Wednesday night.

The IAAF will officially regard it as a “world’s best”, as the 300m is a seldom-run event.

But nevertheless, Van Niekerk still broke Michael Johnson’s previous mark of 30.85, set in Pretoria in 2000, by running 30.81 on Wednesday night!

Not only did the 24-year-old South African beat Johnson, Van Niekerk also went past Usain Bolt’s Golden Spike meeting record of 30.97 in the process.

Van Niekerk’s previous best in the 300m was 31.03, which he ran in Kingston, Jamaica last year.

Van Niekerk also holds the 400m world record, with a time of 43.03 in winning a gold medal at last year’s Rio Olympics, where he also surpassed Johnson’s mark of 43.18.

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http://www.iol.co.za/sport/athletics/wayde-van-niekerk-sets-new-world-record-10014047?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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