In a spectacular display of speed and skill, Kyron McMaster, the two-time Commonwealth Games gold medalist, marked his commencement of the 2024 track and field season with an outstanding performance at the South Carolina Invitational this weekend.
McMaster, primarily known for his excellence in the 400-meter hurdles, showcased his versatility by clinching the top spot in the men’s 400-meter event on Saturday.
Despite the absence of hurdles, McMaster’s electrifying run left spectators in awe as he blazed through the indoor track at a remarkable time of 46.46 seconds. This not only secured a convincing victory in his heat but also catapulted him to the coveted first-place finish overall in a field of 51 participants spread across 12 heats.
It was evident from the outset that the World Championships silver medalist was determined to make a statement and his time was particularly noteworthy, standing more than a second faster than his closest rival, Kasaun James, who also gave an impressive performance.
The opener sets the stage for an exciting season ahead with McMaster’s eyes undoubtedly set on the Olympic Games in Paris this summer.