#ReturnToLondon: Two Jamaican men run personal best to progress in 400m
Jamaica’s 400-metre champion Nathon Allen ran a personal best in London today to book his spot in the final at the IAAF World Championships.
Allen clocked 44.19 seconds to finish second in his semi-final, which was won by Bahamian Steven Gardiner in a national record of 43.91.
Allen will be joined in the final by compatriot, Demish Gaye, who also finished second in semi-final three in a personal best time of 44.55 seconds.
The final is scheduled to be run on Tuesday.
Name: Nathon Allen
Date of Birth: October 28, 1995
Season’s best: 400m 44.52; personal best 44.52
School: St. Jago High
Coach: Ralph Spry
Track Club: Auburn University
Accolade: 2017 National 400m champion
Name: Demish Gaye
Date of Birth: January 20, 1993
Seasonal Best: 400m- 44.73; Personal best: 400m- 44.73
School: Bellefield High
Coach: Maurice Wilson
Track Club: Sprintec Track Club