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UPDATE: McMaster beats World Champion Warholm in Zurich

Virgin Islander Kyron A. McMaster (centre) defeated World Champion Karsten Warholm in the Men's 400m Hurdles at the Diamond League in Zurich, Switzerland today, August 24, 2017. Photo: Youtube
400m Hurdles World Champion Karsten Warholm had to settle for second in Zurich. Photo: Youtube
400m Hurdles World Champion Karsten Warholm had to settle for second in Zurich. Photo: Youtube
Virgin Islander Kyron A. McMaster will have an early opportunity to make amends for his premature exit in the 2017 World Championships in London when he competes in the Diamond League in Zurich, Switzerland tomorrow, August 24, 2017. Photo: Internet Source
Virgin Islander Kyron A. McMaster will have an early opportunity to make amends for his premature exit in the 2017 World Championships in London when he competes in the Diamond League in Zurich, Switzerland tomorrow, August 24, 2017. Photo: Internet Source
The world leading 400m hurdler Kyron A. McMaster will be coming up against his main rivals, Kerron Clement and Bershawn Jackson of the USA and 2017 World Championships gold medallist Karsten Warholm of Norway (right). Photo: IAAF
The world leading 400m hurdler Kyron A. McMaster will be coming up against his main rivals, Kerron Clement and Bershawn Jackson of the USA and 2017 World Championships gold medallist Karsten Warholm of Norway (right). Photo: IAAF
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islander Kyron A. McMaster made amends for his early exit in the 2017 World Championships in London by beating a field that included the World Champion Karsten Warholm of Norway at the Diamond League Meet in Zurich, Switzerland today, August 24, 2017.

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

Kareim Hussein was third and Olympic Champion Kerron Clement fourth.

Warholm went out hard just as he did in London for his upset victory but it was a strategy similar to McMaster's, who held off the charging Norweigan on the home straight.

See YouTube link to race:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lIxDf6ZpYk

See previous article published August 23, 2017

McMaster to compete in Zurich Diamond League tomorrow

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- World leading 400m hurdler Kyron A. McMaster will be making his second appearance in a Diamond League meet when the series makes a stop in Zurich, Switzerland tomorrow, August 24, 2017.

It will also be an opportunity for the Virgin Islander to make amends for his early exit in the 2017 World Championships in London where he was favoured to medal but was disqualified in the heats due to a lane infringement.

The Youth Worlds bronze medallist will be coming up against his main rivals, Kerron Clement and Bershawn Jackson of the USA and 2017 World Championships gold medallist Karsten Warholm of Norway.

Warholm, 21, shocked the field at Worlds when he went out hard and held on for victory in the 400m hurdles final. Gold medal favourite and Olympic champion Clement had to settle for bronze after being edged out of second place by Yasmani Copello of Turkey, who will also feature in tomorrow’s 400m hurdles race.

Race time is 2:49 P.M.

McMaster made his Diamond League debut at the Muller Anniversary Games at London Olympic Stadium on July 9, 2017, where he placed second in the 400m hurdles.

After a strong first 200m in which he opened up a solid lead on the competition, McMaster stumbled after going over the second to last hurdle and was caught on the line by Clement.

Meanwhile, the Diamond League meet in Zurich tomorrow will be two times double Olympic 5000m and 10,000m champion Mo Farah's final race on the track as he will then concentrate on road racing and the marathon.

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35 Responses to “UPDATE: McMaster beats World Champion Warholm in Zurich”

  • bvi (23/08/2017, 12:29) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Good luck!
  • yes (23/08/2017, 12:37) Like (10) Dislike (15) Reply
    Kyron for God sake please stay in the middle of the hurdles and then all will be well. Run inside, not outside, until you have mastered the race.
    • @yes (23/08/2017, 17:46) Like (34) Dislike (6) Reply
      He did not run outside of the lane his foot touch the line.....you people need to learn how to just encourage and be positive instead of talking crap!
      • yes (24/08/2017, 08:03) Like (17) Dislike (4) Reply
        No whoever you are..... that was the problem in Jamaica and many many people who are "TRACK" persons around the world can see clearly that he is not clearing the hurdles the correct way. Ask his coach - the truth is so hard for people to take. I am encouraging him. Just saying to stay in the middle of the hurdles and all will be well.
      • Sue (25/08/2017, 12:49) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        I agree say something positive for once and just encourage the young man. he’s doing wonders by putting the BVI on the world map.
  • DON Q (23/08/2017, 12:39) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    All the best young man
    • Peggy/skb (23/08/2017, 21:37) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      Good luck my dear
      Run like they trying to take away something you love
      God bless
  • bvi (23/08/2017, 12:54) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    Take your head out of the clouds and win this race for us son
  • GO Kyron! (23/08/2017, 14:34) Like (18) Dislike (3) Reply
    Awesome! We all need to show this young man some support. #Kyron #TeamBVI!
  • say so (23/08/2017, 15:21) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good luck!!
  • ................ (23/08/2017, 15:27) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    All the best do not make the same mistakes
  • at Home (23/08/2017, 16:37) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    My confidrnce tells me this one is yours son.Win this one for us V G massive
  • YES! (23/08/2017, 16:43) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good success to you Kyron!
  • guy hill (23/08/2017, 19:59) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Be brave. Blend them.
  • Jay (23/08/2017, 21:35) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Tokyo here we come! !!
  • way to go (24/08/2017, 15:40) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    HEY PEOPLE HE CAME IN FIRST!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS KYRON MCMASTER!!! GOOSE BUMPS!!!
  • Yayyy (24/08/2017, 15:47) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    CONGRATSSSSSS
  • Yass (24/08/2017, 16:07) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    Proud of you Kyron!!!
  • Yesssssssssssssss (24/08/2017, 16:24) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is one fan who never give up on you. God bless, congrats. When you get to the Olympics, I will be right there cheering you on.
    • @yesssss (24/08/2017, 19:13) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      Me too!!! We should all link up who plan to be there from the VI. I got a crew bout 10 ppl deep.
  • YES! (24/08/2017, 16:24) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    AWESOME!!! Congratulations!!!
  • English version (24/08/2017, 17:00) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    https://youtu.be/IGrAaDxNM5A
  • the rock (24/08/2017, 17:37) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    That one is for all the haters here in the BVI, the dude is amazing, congrats big dog, ruff ruff!
    • Blondie (24/08/2017, 21:54) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
      @the rock, 100% correct. That young man worked so hard to get where he is at. The ones who is Hating are the ones who wished it were them.
  • way to go (24/08/2017, 18:09) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Congratulations and keep doing your best and you will reap the rewards. Congrats again!
  • ABC (24/08/2017, 19:00) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    oh bvi we are proud
  • ? (24/08/2017, 20:26) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    A true athlete comes back from defeat and does what this man did today. He will go far (and pretty fast as well!)
  • guy hill (24/08/2017, 20:28) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thats how you Blend them.
  • voiceofthevoiceless (24/08/2017, 22:33) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well done Kyron! 284 all the way to 2020!
  • i from here (25/08/2017, 12:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Best professional English version

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_HhIAwq5UU
  • flag (25/08/2017, 13:23) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where is our flag to wrap him up in?.He is allowed a rep on the track as a flag bearer. Didn't see that person.. He was robbed of that sweet and euphoric celebration..
  • World Champion! (25/08/2017, 13:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    In our eyes, the other guy jus' looking after it for a year.....
  • long life (25/08/2017, 15:21) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    BIG MOVE!!!!!! Keep it rolling!
  • Me (25/08/2017, 20:38) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    This news is better than any news on the BVI presently.Good riddance Ky,the entire BVI is proud.Stay focus remain positive,VG MASSIVE


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