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McMaster wins Diamond League trophy in Zurich | Only C’bean victor

Kyron McMaster (foreground) defeated reigning World Champion Karsten Warholm (left) to win the IAAF Diamond League trophy in Zurich, Switzerland on August 30, 2018. (IAAF file photo)

By Davion Smith, BVI News Staff

Local athletic sensation Kyron McMaster has had a season decorated with victories and his latest run has landed him the International Association of Athletics Federation’s (IAAF) trophy for the Men’s 400-metre Hurdles event.

McMaster won the IAAF trophy for the second consecutive year by defeating the 2017 World Champion in the event, Karsten Warholm from Norway.

During Thursday’s Diamond League showdown in Zurich, Switzerland, the Norweigan was in the lead for more than three-quarters race. But, in an impressive run, McMaster clipped the European right at the finish line to win in a time of 48.08 seconds.

Warholm finished dangerously close in a time of 48.10 to claim second place.

“I have been growing a lot. I really enjoyed every experience I have been through. I feel good about today’s race. But I am very tired of course. It went exactly how I wanted. I got a good rhythm,” McMaster said after the nail-biting race.

Only winner from Caribbean

McMaster is said to be the only athlete from the Caribbean to win a trophy at the Zurich leg of the 2018 Diamond League championship.

Arguably, one of the local star-athlete’s most historic races happened back in April when he won the territory’s first ever gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Goldcoast Australia.

McMaster is currently ranked the third fastest 400-metre runner in the world this year.

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  1. 2 Grand says:

    whole lotta medals run tings CHAMPION (golden) boy

  2. Lovin it! says:

    Embrace your Greatness young man. Only but ourselves can unfold what we have within. It only takes one to change our paradigm and the Most High knows we need it just about now. Congrats once more.

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  3. Ours says:

    Congrats boy we love you

  4. rara2848 says:

    Big Up Bro… keep on doing your thing , so proud of u man, real talk

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  5. Ausar says:

    This is great news for the country

    Congrats are in order young man. May God continue to bless you in your athletic prowess

  6. de silent one says:

    Continue your pursuit of excellence and hope for you to remain healthy on your journey.

  7. LoveMyBVI says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!! GOD BLESS YOU MacMaster. You are indeed a BIG BLESSING to The Virgin Islands UK (the original Virgin Islands). You are a light a bright bright light, an ambassador and role model. Our Prayer is that God will continue to bless you and protect you.
    Congratulations to you and your family.

    WE LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU!! Thank you Lord for your blessings on British Virgin Islands.

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