"It's unreal. It's an emotion we can't describe" - Odessa Swarts, mother of Wayde van Niekerk
It was a World Record that stood for 6 198 days - until Capetonian Wayde van Niekerk arrived at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
We couldn't imagine what it must be like being the parent of an athlete that has just broken a long standing record, especially when it happens at the Olympic games, so we spoke to someone who knows all about it this morning - Wayde van Niekerk's mom, Odessa:
"When you are the World and Olympic champion, you're allowed to excuse yourself to rest for bit!"