Social media reacts to Wayde’s world record sprint

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Wayde van Niekerk PHOTO:GLADYS CHAI VAN DER LAAGE

The world witnessed South Africa’s golden boy, Wayde van Niekerk, shattered Michael Johnson’s longstanding 400m record in the early hours of this morning.

The current South African Sportsman of the Year clocked 43.03 to claim the country’s first gold medal in the Rio Olympics.

Here are some of the reactions following Van Niekerk’s historic run.

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