Michael Johnson believes that Usain Bolt’s world 100 and 200 metre records will not be beaten for at least another decade – and that Wayde Van Niekerk will struggle to match his own unique feat of winning global men’s world 200 and 400m titles at the same championships.
Towards the end of this month’s broadcast of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards, Michael Johnson introduced the Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented this year to Britain’s retired former Olympic and world heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill. In the course of his short address to the camera the former US sprinter - who finished his athletics career with four Olympic and eight world golds - spoke of how top performers had to accept and then deal with the pressure of expectation.
World champions Caster Semenya and Luvo Manyonga are the leading names included in a preliminary South African athletics team for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has announced the nominees for the World Athlete of the Year awards.
Men’s 400 metres world record holder Wayde van Niekerk has been ruled out of next year's Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast after sustaining a knee injury during a celebrity touch rugby match.
Wayde van Niekerk has given organisers of next year's Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast a boost by confirming he definitely plans to compete.
Azerbaijani-born Turkish athlete Ramil Guliyev upstaged the eagerly-anticipated battle between South African Wayde van Niekerk and Botswana's Isaac Makwala as he surged to a shock 200 metres victory at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships here tonight.
Wayde van Niekerk achieved the first step in a tilt towards a sprinting double today with 400 metres victory at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships here on a night France's Pierre-Ambroise Bosse claimed a surprise 800m win.
Usain Bolt's chances of a golden finale to his career have received a boost after it was confirmed his 100 metres title rival Andre De Grasse will not feature at the International Association of Athletics Federations(IAAF) World Championships, due to start here tomorrow.
Wayde Van Niekerk, identified by Usain Bolt as the next big face of the sport once he has retired, claimed today he was ready to step up to the responsibility as he prepares for a 200/400 metres double at the International Association of Athletics Federations’ World Championships that start in London on Friday (August 4).
Usain Bolt rose to the challenge as so often before tonight here at the eleventh International Association of Athletics Federations’ Diamond League meeting of the season as he won the 100 metres in 9.95sec to register his first sub-10 seconds timing of 2017 nicely in time for what will be his final major appearance in London next month.
Usain Bolt, hoping to bow out in a blaze of golden glory at next month's International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in London, tops the bill in tomorrow night’s 30th anniversary Herculis meeting in Monaco - the 11th IAAF Diamond League meeting of the season.
Man-of-the-moment Wayde Van Niekerk duly won his first major 400 metres since setting a world record of in last year’s Olympic final as he came home in 43.62sec at the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) eighth Diamond League meeting of the season at the Stade olympique de la Pontaise in Lausanne.
Eight days after eclipsing Usain Bolt’s official world best time for the 300 metres in Ostrava, Wayde van Niekerk will take to the track at the Stade olympique de la Pontaise for the annual Athletissima meeting in Lausanne tomorrow.