South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk smashed Michael Johnson's 17-year-old world record in the 400 meters at the Rio Olympics, running an astonishing 43.03 seconds, shaving 0.15 seconds off Johnson's record.But van Niekerk's accomplishment goes beyond that. ESPN shared some data that highlights ...

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South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk celebrates winning the Men's 400m Final during…

South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk celebrates winning the Men's Final during…

Wayde van Niekerk and Kirani James #Rio2016

Wayde van Niekerk and Kirani James

Wayde van Niekerk (RSA) set a world record in the men's 400-meter final. - Matt…

Wayde van Niekerk (RSA) set a world record in the men's final.

Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa wins the mens 400m Final ahead of Kirani James…

Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa wins the mens Final ahead of Kirani James…

Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa celebrates after winning the Men's 400 meter final on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa celebrates after winning the Men's 400 meter final on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk not only won the Olympic gold medal in the…

South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk not only won the Olympic gold medal in the…

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14: Wayde van Niekerk of South... #salasudesus: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14: Wayde van… #salasudesus

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South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk holds his gold medal during the podium ceremony…

South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk holds his gold medal during the podium ceremony…

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