IAAF Highlights Kyron McMaster

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December 30, 2017 10:31 am AST
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BVI track star, Kyron McMaster was highlighted by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) for being the only 400m hurdler to clock a sub-48 time this year.

McMaster clocked the world-leading time of 47.80 at the Jamaica International Invitational meet in May this year. This time not only made him the fastest hurdler this year, but also one of the few to clock sub-48 in four years.

In its 2017 End-Of-Year Reviews for the hurdles event, the IAAF mentioned that McMaster “went from world U20 bronze medallist to overall world leader in the space of a year.”

McMaster was disqualified in the men’s 400 metres hurdles heats at the World Championships in August this year due to a false start. However, the IAAF hailed the young star, who later rebounded by winning the IAAF Diamond League final.

“That triumph was especially significant as he inflicted the only loss of the summer on world champion Karsten Warholm,” The IAAF wrote about McMaster.

McMaster is currently studying and furthering his athletic career at the University of Florida in the United States.

He was formerly coached by the late Xavier 'Dag' Samuels.
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