Bloemfontein 12th March 2016
The world 400m champion has become the first athlete to clock sub-10 sec for 100m, sub-20 sec for 200m and sub-44 for 400m.
Van Niekerk’s 9.98 was assisted by 1.5m/s tailwind and came after he had run 10.12 in the heats.
A dream that has become true as he posted on Instagram ” Wow!!! Truly grateful and humbled by the opportunity and talents the Lord has blessed me with. Finally reaching my childhood dream of sub 10″.
His times calculated together make him the 5th best sprinter of all times.