Kyron McMaster

Kyron McMaster – British Virgin Islands

Date of Birth: 03 January, 1997
Age: 21
Sport: Athletics – Track
Event: 400m Hurdles

Kyron makes his Commonwealth Games debut this year when he competes in the 400m Hurdles.

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 is 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. The achievement is rare with no runner in the world achieving the feat in 2014, three in 2013, one in 2015, and four in 2016. Of those athletes, five have run faster than Kyron.

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. He also ranks as the second fastest 20-year old ever, behind Trinidad-born, American Kerron Clement (47.24).

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’s coach of 7 years, Xavier ‘Dag’ Samuels tragically lost his life during Hurricane Irma but his training in discipline and focus remain ingrained in Kyron.

Coach: Winston Potter

Highlights 400m Hurdles
47.80 (1st place) World Leading Time and National Record – Kingston48.49 (1st place) St. George’s Grenada – OECS48.12 (2nd place) London Anniversary Games 48.07 (1st place) Diamond League Final in Zurich

Personal Best
400m Hurdles – 47.80 (National Record)