KYRON McMASTER

Kyron McMaster – British Virgin Islands

Date of Birth: January 3, 1997
Age: 22
Sport: Athletics – Track
Event: 400m Hurdles

Kyron made history for the Virgin Islands when he won the territory’s first medal in the Commonwealth Games with a first place finish in the 400m Hurdles with a time of 48.25 at Gold Coast 2018.

The winning streak continued with a gold medal win at the Barranquilla 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games where he also set a new Games Record and broke his own national record with a time of 47.60. He also took the gold at the Toronto 2018 North American Central American and Caribbean Championships with a time of 48.18.

Currently training with Coach Lennox Graham at Clemson University, South Carolina, USA, Kyron became the BVI’s first individual medalist at a global event outdoors event when he placed third at the 2016 World U20 Championships.

Kyron was the sole 400m hurdler to make his mark as a sub-48-second runner in 2017. He achieved this most outstanding individual athletic performance when he clocked 47.80 seconds at the Jamaica International Invitational to set a new national record. The achievement was rare with no runner in the world achieving the feat in 2014, three in 2013, one in 2015, and four in 2016.

The result ranked him as the world’s fastest for the 400m Hurdles in 2017 and placed him #2 on the 2017 IAAF World Rankings and #151 on the World All-Time list.

Kyron went on from a disqualification for a line violation at the 2017 IAAF World Championships to win his event at the IAAF Diamond League in Zurich with a time of 48.07. Kyron repeated the same podium finish at the same event in Zurich in 2018 with a time of 48.08.

Coach: Lennox Graham

Highlights 400m Hurdles
47.80 (1st place) World Leading Time and National Record – Kingston
48.49 (1st place) St. George’s Grenada – OECS
48.12 (2nd place) London Anniversary Games
48.07 (1st place) Diamond League Final in Zurich 2017
48.25 (1st place) Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
48.08 (1st place) Diamond League Final in Zurich 2018
47.60 (1st place) Barranquilla 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games (Games Record)
48.18 (1st place) Toronto 2018 North American Central American and Caribbean Championships

Personal Best: 400m Hurdles – 47.60 (National Record and CAC Games Record)