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#ReturnToLondon: Two Jamaican men run personal best to progress in 400m

Published:Sunday | August 6, 2017 | 2:34 PM
Nathon 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.

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.

ATHLETES' PROFILES

Name: Nathon Allen
Date of Birth: October 28, 1995
Event: 400m
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
Event: 400m
​Seasonal Best: 400m- 44.73; Personal best: 400m- 44.73 
School: Bellefield High
Coach: Maurice Wilson
Track Club: Sprintec Track Club