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Global champions take to the streets in Boston

Global champions take to the streets in Boston

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Noah Lyles in action at the adidas Boost Boston Games (© Victah Sailer / organisers)

A lot has happened during the four years since Wayde van Niekerk last competed at the adidas Boost Boston Games. One world title and a few years of injury later, the Olympic 400m champion returns to the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold street meeting on Sunday (23) ready and raring to go.

The South African sprinter won over 200m at the 2017 edition of this meeting, clocking 19.84 on the straight track. Having recovered from a persistent injury sustained while playing rugby back in 2018, Van Niekerk has returned to winning ways this year and heads to Boston with a season’s best of 20.38, set when winning the South African 200m title last month.

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