Mon, Aug 15, 2016, 10:17 AM
Watch 24 year old Wayde van Niekerk breaking Michael Johnson 400m world record at Olympic Games. South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk has broken Michael Johnson's 17-year-old 400m world record. The record holder has finished in 43.03 seconds, 0.15 quicker than the time Johnson clocked in Seville in 1999. Wayde van Niekerk is the first man to win an Olympic 400m title from lane eight. It is to be mentioned here that Michael Johnson's world record of 43.18 had stood for 6,198 days.