In his 7th consecutive win for the year, Wayde Van Niekerk has taken the 400m at the Diamond League meeting in Monaco but faced stiff competition from 2nd place challenger, Isaac Makwala from Botswana.
Coming in at 43.73 seconds, Wayde faced his first real challenge when he was pushed to the line by Makwala, who came in at 43.84 seconds. However, despite this challenge, Wayde comfortably outpaced his opponent.
This is Wayde’s second 400m for the year, the first being two weeks ago in Lausanne, where he broke the Diamond League record at 43.62 seconds. Holding the world 400m record of 43.03 seconds, this is also his fifth sub-44 performance.
During the 2017 season, he has broken the 300m fastest time record at 43.03 seconds and he also broke the South African 200m record, running at a time of 19.84 seconds in Jamaica.
Wayde is now the only sprinter in history to have run faster than 10 seconds for 100m, 20 seconds for 200m, 44 seconds for 400m, and 30.85 seconds in the 300m.
After this competition, Wayde will be gearing up to compete in the 200m and 400m at the world championships in London in Augus
Watch the Video of the Race below: