Wayde Van Niekerk displayed a stellar performance at the 22nd editions of the International Athletics Meeting in Velenje, Slovenia, on Tuesday. He set himself a new personal best of 9.94 seconds in the 100m dash.
Van Niekerk is the only man to have broken the 10-second, 20-second and 44-second barriers in the 100, 200 and 400m last year as he rose to fame with his 43.03 world record beating the time of 43.18 seconds set by Michael Johnson during the 1999 World Championships in Athletics in Seville, Spain.
As cited by IAAF, Van Niekerk mentioned: "It's my best time and I'm glad the competition ended the way I wanted it to. This also bodes well for my two main distances."
In the recent Racers Grand Prix in Kingston, Jamaica, Van Niekerk broke the two year 200m record of 19.87 held by Anaso Jobodwana. He achieved a 0.3 second difference, standing at 19.84.
According to Sport24, Van Niekerk has four meetings prior to the London World Championships, which will take place from 4-13 August. He will also compete in the 300m race, which holds infrequent participation at the IAAF World Challenge meeting, in Ostrava. Taking place on June 28, Van Niekerk will try to break another Michael Johnson record.