Wayde Van Niekerk Destroys 400 meter World record with his 43.03!

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As the three kings of the 400 meters came off the turn, Wayde Van Niekerk had a slight lead. Kirani James and LaShawn Merritt were dueling, as Wayne Van Niekerk continued to drive down the final straight, going where no man has gone before.

News From Around the World - EME NEWS (AUG 13, 2016) - OLYMPIC GAMES 2ND DAY

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QUOTE OF THE DAY "When I went down, I thought, 'Oh my God, that is it.' I just got up and wanted to stick with the guys and stay strong. It's never easy but everyone knows what I can do. I thought about all my hard work and that it could all be gone in a minute. I wasn't going to let it go. I got up quickly. I thought about my family. It made me emotional," Mo Farah after 10 000 m win.

Silver medal for Vivian Cheruiyot as Almaz Ayana runs a world record to win the women's 10,000m in Rio

Written by Justin Lagat.

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Vivian Cheruiyot is the Kenyan Pocket Rocket, in my mind. Winning her first medal as a Youth in 1999, over the 3000 meters, taking the bronze in 9:04.42, Vivian Cheruiyot has competed in every major champs since 2000, where she was 14th in the 5000 meters! Her gold in Beijing 2015 in the 10,000m last year gave her hopes for 2016. In London 2012, Vivian was silver in the 5000 meters and bronze in the 10,000 meters.