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McMaster finishes 2nd @ IAAF World Challenge in Croatia

The 2017 World Leader and Diamond Trophy winner Kyron A. McMaster clocked 49.49 in placing second to surprise winner Abderrahaman Samba (48.69) of Qatar, who found an extra gear in the second half of the race to take victory at the IAAF World Challenge in Zagreb, Croatia, today Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Photo: Alamy
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In his last race of the 2017 season, the Virgin Islands’ star hurdler Kyron A. McMaster finished second in the Men's 400m hurdles final at the IAAF World Challenge in Zagreb, Croatia, today Tuesday, August 29, 2017.

The 2017 World Leader and Diamond Trophy winner McMaster clocked 49.49 in placing second to surprise winner Abderrahaman Samba of Qatar, who found an extra gear in the second half of the race to take victory in 48.69.

South Africa’s LJ Van Zyl was third in 49.69.

McMaster, on August 24, 2017, had beaten a field that included World Champion Karsten Warholm of Norway at the Diamond League Meet in Zurich, Switzerland.

The World Leading McMaster clocked 48.07 to Warholm's 48.22 in the 400M Hurdles for his second fastest time ever.

See link to Youtube video of the 400M Hurdles Final in Zagreb, Croatia:

27 Responses to “McMaster finishes 2nd @ IAAF World Challenge in Croatia”

  • bvi (29/08/2017, 20:09) Like (6) Dislike (81) Reply
    Second is not good enough
    • Hmmm (29/08/2017, 20:28) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
      well at least he still has the best time 48.07, need to get back to that time though.
    • Hmm (29/08/2017, 20:50) Like (17) Dislike (3) Reply
      You go run back to back and tell me second is not good enough
      • @Hmm. Nonsense.. (30/08/2017, 05:56) Like (3) Dislike (25) Reply
        He is not the only one running back to back. Others run back to back and did better. Stupid excuse. He has the talent to win every time he touched down.. Its mental. He need to sort that out...
    • Reply (29/08/2017, 21:56) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      Stay tuned.
    • @bvi (30/08/2017, 07:08) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
      If you could have you would be representing the BVI on the world stage, I believe that was a selfish post you should be ashame of yourself.

      Keep up the good work Mr.Mc Master we are proud of you continue to work hard great job thus far
    • Ms. Diva (30/08/2017, 08:23) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      @bvi, your comment don't mean diddly, second is not good enough? Your behind can't jog a half block but you talking smack about second is not good enough. You and the other haters need to roll of the end of the pier on the haters express.
    • Sue (30/08/2017, 09:14) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      Why you don't shut your back side. can you do any better you can't even stand in his shoe.
    • Negative (30/08/2017, 16:15) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Stupess.. before you wish the man well, you saying retardeness! You could do better? This man is Olympic material where 1st, 2nd and third matters! I guess Usian Bolt won everything? No he did not, he lost a few, but I doubt jackdonkies like you would berate him to! You people are never satisfied! The man just win the diamond league, you need a lesson in Kinesiology and Bio mechanics!
    • the rock (30/08/2017, 23:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      ooh shut you butt, why don't u go out there and come in first then, player hater, congrats Mcmaster bigger thins ahead for you!
  • shatta (29/08/2017, 20:29) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
    @ BVI. Encourage the man instead of talking s#it
  • vi (29/08/2017, 20:44) Like (29) Dislike (0) Reply
    Really! Kyron has, and continue to do the BVI proud. He is representing us well, coming up against elite athletes of the world and consistently making the medal stand.

    Keep it up young man.
    • ot (30/08/2017, 02:28) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      I agree with you 100%. The man just Ran Friday n came 1st and now in a matter of couple days he got to run another race so what non sense ppl a Talk bout 2nd not good. Mr McMaster moving in the right direction. Keep pressing on for sure. Come Olympic Time I wanna see him Bag Up Hardware. To the ppl who talking piss what make y'all don't go jump some hurdles and fall down n burst up ayo mouth!!
  • Trying Hard (29/08/2017, 21:24) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good going Mcmaster.
  • cnn (29/08/2017, 21:28) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    congrats K Macmaster we are so proud of you
  • Congrats (30/08/2017, 05:16) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations McMaster keep representing BVI. You are an encouragement the other athletes. They can also if you can. Keep training and improving the goals you have set for yourself. Congrats again.
  • Still sleeping. (30/08/2017, 05:52) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    He needs to understand the world is out to take him down... He has got to work harder every day...My hope is to see him Run 48. Consistently once he does that he is unbeatable. He can do it. He has the talent..Have that killer instinct. Know who he is eating and drinking form. The American will do anything to destroy him just like what they did with the Grenadians.. From the interview he gave he understands that...The Jamaican athletes don't trust the American athletes and the athletic system..they will do anything to be on top...Mc Master is going to win his next race and the next race and the next race because he now understands he needs that killer instinct. That killer instinct and that talent. Sorry for them
  • Street reporter (30/08/2017, 06:05) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sometimes its not the athelete its the camp and the instructions... I still can't get over the fact that they allow bolt to run 100 for his final race...200 always been his Best race.. Even if he get a bad start in the 200 he has enough time to make up. He got got a bad start in the 100 still he almost come from behind and win...The 200 he would exited a winner... Guarantee. .
  • voiceofthevoiceless (30/08/2017, 07:35) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great effort Mcmaster. Seemed to tire in the end but he is still a young man and his body needs to mature to the rigors and demands of the pro athletic circuit. There will be ups and downs as he may not win every race but he will compete well. Needs to get that body and mind conditioned for the Pro circuit and then we will see consistent wins.'

    Keep repping the 284!
  • Former Runner (30/08/2017, 07:48) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    What's really wrong with you all? It's the last race of the season, everyone is tired. Some of the other top athletes didn't even run in this race. Imagine what time Kerron Clement ran in this race, and he's been world class for years. You all need to stop being silly and try to understand how track and field works. Everyone has already peaked, their bodies are tired, the season is over. Enough of the silly comments. Before Kyron, when have we ever won a world class race, much less come second?? All of a sudden second is not good enough.....You all sick man.
  • Expat (30/08/2017, 08:09) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Keep up the good work McMaster! You are destined for greatness. The best of athletes fall at times, you are only human. Most of who condemning your result of being 2nd never did anything to make BVI proud. It is usually easy to say than to do. Ignore the naysayers and strive for success. continue to make all of us proud. One Caribbean people.
  • Len (30/08/2017, 08:09) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats have represented the BVI well. The conditions in Europe are a lot different than the Caribbean and those of you who think that 2nd isn't good enough, then you should try running in Europe.
  • A Fan (30/08/2017, 08:33) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    McMaster, no matter what, don't let these negative Sayers get into your head. I believe in you. Tortola people have a MOUTH DISEASE called, talking S?.t. Stay positive and focus on your goal, tone them out.
  • Awesome Job (30/08/2017, 08:59) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great Job Kyron. We truly appreciate your representation of our country.
  • guy hill (30/08/2017, 10:12) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Always continue to do your very best son. Your world ranking speaks for you and coach. Be safe.

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