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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Wayde Van Niekerk kneels with his head in his hands after claiming a new world record in the 400m final

Wayde Van Niekerk kneels with his head in his hands after claiming a new world record in the final

Olympic 400m champion beats Michael Johnson's mark with 30.81, while Usain Bolt and Mo Farah are also among the winners at the Golden Spike meeting

Olympic 400m champion beats Michael Johnson's mark with 30.81, while Usain Bolt and Mo Farah are also among the winners at the Golden Spike meeting

The 24-year-old Cape Town runner lit up the Maracana stadium with an incredible run from lane eight with a time of 43.03 - breaking US star Michael Johnson's 19-year record.

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South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk smashed Michael Johnson’s world record as he stormed to gold in a truly staggering clocking of seconds.

Van Niekerk set the 400 meter world record at Rio 2016.

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