Meet Wayde

Wayde van Niekerk is a South African track and field sprinter who competes in the 200 and 400 metre races. His personal best times are 19.94 seconds and 43.48 seconds for both distances. He has previously held the South African records for both distances and currently he holds the record for the 400 metre race.


He is the first athlete to run a 100 metres under 10 seconds, 200 metres under 20 seconds and 400 metres in under 44 seconds. Wayde was the silver medallist in the 400 metre at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and took bronze in the 4×400 metres relay at the 2013 Summer Universiade. He also represented South Africa at the 2013 and 2015 World Championships in athletics. He took the medal in the 400 metres and is the reigning world champion.

Wayde on the track

Keep track of our star athlete as he races across the world

SA Senior Track Champs

21 – 22 April 2017


SA Student Track champs

28 – 29 April 2017

Adidas Boost Event

12 – 14 May 2017


Italy base camp

28 May 2017

First place in a 100 meter race with a time of 10 seconds.

Boston Boost Games

3 – 4 June 2017

Golden Spike Race

Ostrava 300m

28 June 2017

 Lausanne DL 400m

6 July 2017

Monaco DL 400m

21 July 2017

IAAF WC London

4-12 August 2017

Zurich DL 400m

24 August 2017


T-Systems has handed 400 metre runner Wayde van Niekerk with a R1 million gift, “in celebration of his spectacular performance at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Wayde van Niekerk is a special, special athlete, the first ever to have run under 10 seconds for the 100m, 20 seconds for 200m and 44 for 400m. Now make that last a damn-near sub-43.

South Africa’s 400 metre Olympic gold medal winner Wayde van Niekerk was spotted wearing a Richard Mille RM 27-02 Tourbillon wrist watch.

Bloemfontein – Sprinter Wayde van Niekerk’s arrival in Bloemfontein is causing huge excitement in the city.

T- Systems South Africa is sponsoring 400m World Champion Wayde van Niekerk, a South African track and field sprinter who is renowned for his local and international achievements in the 100m, 200m, and 400m events.

South African athlete Wayde van Niekerk donated half a million rand to the Newborns Groote Schuur Trust to benefit premature babies on Thursday…

Wayde van Niekerk, a gold medalist and field sprinter, signed a two-year deal with T-Systems South Africa, an ICT company based in Germany…

South African sprinting sensation Wayde van Niekerk made sprinting history by becoming the first man to run the 100m in under 10 seconds‚ the 200m in under 20 seconds and the 400m in under 44 seconds. Watch all three of the races here…