2016 Rio Olympics

Men's 400 Meters

7 Final Thoughts on Rio: Team USA Crushed It, How American Distance Runners Stack Up to the Sprinters, Jumpers & Throwers and the Most Exciting Race of the Olympics

43.03 From Lane 8! Wayde van Niekerk Takes Down Michael Johnson's 17-Year-Old 400M World Record to Win Olympic Gold

The times were incredible on the lightning-fast Rio track as former Olympic champs Kirani James (silver in 43.76) and LaShawn Merritt (bronze in 43.85) were the only men who did not set an all-time best mark for place.

Olympic Men's 400 Preview: With World Champ Wayde van Niekerk And Olympic Champs LaShawn Merritt And Kirani James, The Stage Is Set For A Classic Olympic Final

The Big Three have claimed every global title since 2008 and their matchup in Beijing last year produced the first race in history with three men under 44 seconds. Could they go faster this year - and challenge Michael Johnson's WR of 43.18?
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
August 12, 2016 to August 21, 2016

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