Van Niekerk is on the road to becoming South Africa's greatest sporting star.
In 2002 the BBC ran a poll to determine who the public considered to the the greatest British people of all time. It was
He was a man who stood out, and that made him an inspiration. This, among other things, is why Muhammad Ali will go down in history as the greatest.
Jesse Owens' 1936 Olympic medal haul at Berlin is one of the most courageous wins in not just the Games, but sport's history