Van Niekerk to train with Bolt to boost Rio hopes – Yahoo Sports

By Nick Said CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South African 400 meters world champion Wayde van Niekerk will train with sprint king Usain Bolt in Jamaica next month in a bid to shave vital fractions of a second off his time in a chase for Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro. Van Niekerk, the only man in history to run under 10 seconds in the 100 meters, sub-20 in the 200 meters and below 44 in the 400 meters, is the second fastest sprinter over his specialist distance this year behind Kirani James from Grenada. Van Niekerk hopes training with Bolt, world champion in the 100 and 200 meters, and another Jamaican sprint champion, Yohan Blake, will boost his gold medal prospects in Rio.

Source: Van Niekerk to train with Bolt to boost Rio hopes – Yahoo Sports

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