Wayde van Niekerk has lost the magic

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Aug 23, 2023, 03:22

Hoping I’m wrong but watching him being hauled in during the semis of the 400s at the Worlds, it was the obvious conclusion. Gone was the effortless sustained speed in the last 100 as a few runners blew by him. He got into the finals on time because a few runners cramped in another semi, but it’s hard to be optimistic.

With better advice this man could have been the goat in 400. But dumb local advice had him planning to run the 200 which needs much more explosiveness. Then he gets injured in pick up soccer…..a waste of a great talent,

Aug 25, 2023, 13:42

Sadly the final showed just how far Wayde has regressed…..a full 2 seconds slower in the 400 than his record time. It’s over, but at his best he was the most elegant of runners……getting up to speed and floating away from the muscle bound contemporary sprinters,

Aug 27, 2023, 20:20

Sad to hear that.

Unfortunately when you are at the top of the world in any sport best to stick to it and not join in some amature fun games due to the risk of an injury resulting in the end of your career in your chosen sport.

Happens to often.

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