South African Athletics

Van Niekerk makes sprint history: Twitter reacts

2016-03-13 10:00

Cape Town - On Saturday, South African athlete Wayde van Niekerk became the first athlete to run under 10 seconds for 100-metres, 20 seconds for 200m and 44 seconds for 400m, a feat confirmed by the IAAF.

Competing at the Free State Championships in Bloemfontein, Van Niekerk ran a personal best 9.98 seconds for the 100m event, beating his previous best by 0.47 seconds. 

Naturally, Twitter went into overdrive with this incredible feat. 

Here are a few of the best tweets:

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