Van Niekerk wins 200 meters race at speedy Boston street meet

South African Wayde van Niekerk easily won a 200 metres straightaway race and fellow Olympians Shaunae Miller-Uibo and Tori Bowie clocked the fastest times ever in two other infrequent races at the Boston Games street meeting on Sunday.

Van Niekerk, the 400 metres world record holder, cruised home in 19.84 seconds on an specially built elevated track on Boston's Charles Street that enabled fans to watch up close.

London Olympic champion Jenn Suhr was upset in the women's pole vault by Canadian Alysha Newman, who cleared 4.60 metres.

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