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McMaster stumbles to 2nd in London

- finishes second after taking early lead on the competition @ Muller Anniversary Games
Kyron A. McMaster is pipped on the line in the 400m Hurdles by Olympic champion Kerron Clement at the Muller Anniversary Games in London on July 9, 2017. Photo: Youtube
Kyron A. McMaster reacts after placing second in the 400m Hurdles at the Muller Anniversary Games in London on July 9, 2017. Photo: Zimbio.com
Kyron A. McMaster reacts after placing second in the 400m Hurdles at the Muller Anniversary Games in London on July 9, 2017. Photo: Zimbio.com
Ashley N. Kelly blazed to an IAAF World Championships qualifier and a new National Record in the 400m at the Tru Fit Miami Invitational on July 8, 2017. Photo: Provided
Ashley N. Kelly blazed to an IAAF World Championships qualifier and a new National Record in the 400m at the Tru Fit Miami Invitational on July 8, 2017. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After a strong first 200m in which he opened up a solid lead on the competition, the Virgin Islands’ Kyron A. McMaster stumbled after going over the second to last hurdle and was caught on the line by Olympic champion Kerron Clement in the Men’s 400m Hurdles at the Muller Anniversary Games at the London Olympic Stadium on July 9, 2017.

McMaster, 20, had looked set for another comfortable victory on the world stage since his amazing run of a world leading 47.80 seconds at the Jamaica Invitational on May 20, 2017 but buckled on the penultimate hurdle on the home-straight which affected his rhythm ahead of the final hurdle and allowed the chasing group to quickly close the lead.

The young Virgin Islander was still able to hold on for second as Kerron Clement of the USA pipped him at the finish line in a time of 48.02.

McMaster’s time at the Diamond League event was 48.12.

Yasmani Copello of Turkey was third in 48.24.

McMaster still holds the world leading time of 47.80 and will have an opportunity to correct his mistake at the IAAF World Championships at the same track in London in early August (August 4-13, 2017).

Kelly qualifies for Worlds

Elsewhere, running at the Tru Fit Miami Invitational on July 8, 2017 Ashley N. Kelly blazed to a World Champs qualifier and a new National Record in the 400m.

The qualifying time for London is 52.10 and Kelly ran 51.63 to also break her own National Record of 52.29, which she set at the 2016 OECS Track and Field Championships in the Virgin Islands.

The Rio Olympian then clocked a Season’s Best of 23.47 seconds in the 200m to place second with a wind reading of 1.2.

Fellow Olympian Tahesia G. Harrigan-Scott was third with a time of 23.68 seconds.

Kelly is now ranked 41st in the world.

See link to view Kyron A. McMaster's thrilling run at the Muller Anniversary Games:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKAabcv6j-w

10 Responses to “McMaster stumbles to 2nd in London”

  • wow (10/07/2017, 08:32) Like (39) Dislike (0) Reply
    Still an awesome performance
  • Hyped (10/07/2017, 08:36) Like (31) Dislike (1) Reply
    The athletes got to be fearing Kyron. If wasn't for that stumble he would have won easily
  • bvi (10/07/2017, 09:20) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    Better luck next time and keep making the bvi proud
  • agreed (10/07/2017, 09:40) Like (26) Dislike (1) Reply
    Pound for pound and all other things remaining equal, Kyron would have won. Just chalk it up to gaining experience. He will be back!
  • he fall back (10/07/2017, 16:27) Like (1) Dislike (10) Reply
    The fame gone to his head
  • Trini2dbone (10/07/2017, 16:31) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    THE BOY GOT TIRED HE DIDN'T STUMBLE ONE BIT
  • first (10/07/2017, 17:33) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
    Second does not cut it boss
  • the rock (13/07/2017, 10:52) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    To "trini2thebone" and you others stop being jealous you 'all pieces of $hit, the man is about to be the greatest
    400meter hurdler and he is from the vi, no one and the rock means know one, can do a damn thing about it, Yes I!


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