VIDEO: Men’s 400m Final with three athletes under 44″

We already knew since from heats that Men’s 400m final would have been a fast race, but no one could imagine that would have been an historical race.

Wayde Van Niekerk is unstoppable on the final straight, cutting the finish line in 43″48 leaving the stadium astonished: is the fourth all time performance. The former world champion LaShawn Merritt and the olympic champion Kirani James struggle till the end and write a new chapter of 400m’s history: for the first time there are three athletes under 44″ in the same race. Meritt smashes his PB and closes in 43″65, James in 43″78.

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