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#ReturnToLondon: Allen ends fifth, Gaye sixth in men's 400m final

Published:Tuesday | August 8, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Jamaica's Nathon Allen (left) competes in the Men's 400m final. – Ricardo Makyn Photo

Jamaicans Nathon Allen placed fifth and Demish Gaye sixth in the final of the men's 400 metres final at the 16th IAAF World Championships in London.

Running from lane five, National Champion Allen stopped the clock at 44.88 seconds while Gaye registered 45.04 seconds.

South African World Record holder Wayde Van Niekerk comfortably won the event in 43.98 seconds.

Bahamas' Steven Gardiner placed second in 44.41 with Qatari athlete Abdalelah Haroun third in a season's best 44.48 seconds.

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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

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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