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When I'm challenged or failure creeps in I try and keep calm - Wayde van Niekerk

13 November 2020 3:01 PM
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The South African sprint star says his recent challenge is an injury sustained during a game of rugby with greats such as Benni McCarthy.

It takes confidence to break a world record and we have world record holder and Olympic champion and world champion for the 400m. That is legend Wayde van Niekerk.

He is speaking to us the #The Upside of Failure.

I think a disappointment sometimes becomes uncontrollable. We never prepare or expect it, it always has an element of surprise. But I try to l; look at it in a spiritual way to try and use my spirit and spiritual beliefs and guidance. When I get challenge or failure creeps in I try and approach it as peacefully as I can and try and control the controllable. I know it's a cliche but it's a big part of keeping yourself safe sane and calm at a level where you can handle what I am being faced with today.

Wayde Van Niekerk - SA Sprinter

You do give what the challenge and what you're facing the respect, bot not wasting energy on it. I try not to dwell on the challenge and forget the love and support that I get.

Wayde Van Niekerk - SA Sprinter

My most recent challenge will be my injury. It took me to a place where I regretted the decisions I too. I regretted playing in a rugby match, but it was a massive moment of honour for me. I rubbed shoulders with the greats such as Benni McCarthy. But that is where I got the injured. But I needed to move from that. That is when I started fixing my mind on where I wanted to go.

Wayde Van Niekerk - SA Sprinter

I told Micheal Johnson in a BBC interview that I regret taking part in that rugby match But when I had to think of my reality. That conversation with him was where I was driven by transparency.

Wayde Van Niekerk - SA Sprinter

Listen below for the full interview...


13 November 2020 3:01 PM
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