3rd Southafrican record for Wayde Van Niekerk

Paris 04th July 2015

Wayde Van Niekerk has improved in less than a month his national record in 400m beating the olympic medallist Kirani James at the Paris Diamond League.

Van Niekerk won the race in 43,97 sec to shave 0,28 sec off his previous best he set in New York Diamond League.

For couple of hours he has been also the first African athlete below the 44 sec, but later Isaac Makwala from Botswana set a new record 43, 72 sec at the Chaux de Fonds meeting in Swiss.