Wayde van Niekerk targets speed

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Wayde van Niekerk (Gallo Images)
Wayde van Niekerk (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Wayde van Niekerk’s 30.81sec world record in the little-run 300m in Ostrava a few days ago means he is now the only sprinter in history to also have run a sub-10 100m (9.94sec), sub-20 200m (19.84sec) and sub-44 400m (43.03sec).

Former South African sprints coach Marc Labuschagne – an unexcitable sort who battles to contain his enthusiasm when he talks about “arguably the best sportsman to come out of SA” – explains why he is such a good sprinter.

What makes Wayde such a good sprinter?

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