“Running an 800m might take me two minutes, but it is then reassuring to know I’ll only need to run for 43 or 44 seconds for a 400m. I know the training is going to help me for my 400m. As well as the physical benefits of this type of training, it has helped my mindset too.”
– South Africa’s breakout 400m star Wayde van Niekerk talking about how he does reps of up to 800m to 1,000m in training, although he describes them as “a drag and torture.” Last week at the Paris DL meet, he became one of only 12 men in history to go sub-44 when he won in 43.96.
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