Rio Olympic gold medalist Van Niekerk at FCB

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FC Bayern were privileged to welcome South African gold medalist und football fan Wayde van Niekerk to the Säbener Strasse facility on Thursday, when the elite athlete dropped by a training session held by the German record champions as part of a television documentary made by Deutsche Telekom. Niekerk, who ran the 400m in record time (43.03s) in Rio to gain the coveted medal, had a chat to some of the Bayern players after the session. It was Xabi Alonso who spent the most time with the sprinter, watching the video of van Niekerk’s stellar performance again before handing him a Bayern shirt - complete with the world-record time and his first name on the back. 

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