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Wayde van Niekerk wins in comeback race

2020-09-16
Wayde van Niekerk made a victorious comeback to the track in Switzerland on Tuesday night.The Olympic champion lined up in lane four at the Gala dei Castelli in Bellinzona.Van Niekerk ran 45.58 seconds ahead of Jochem Dobber of the Netherlands and Polands Karol Zalewski in a low-key return after recovering from a debilitating knee injury and then Covid-19. From the start of the gun it was evident he was taking it easy and only started to pick up speed with 150m to go. At this stage he was laying 5th in the race and breazed past the field with 50m to go. One can see that he was holding back and still have lots more left in the tank.