Men’s 400m Hurdle Semis: Irish Record for Thomas Barr as Kerron Clement Tries to Regain Old Glory

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by LetsRun.com
August 16, 2016

The 400m hurdle semifinals at the Rio Olympics are in the books and our eight man final is set.

Kerron Clement, who was 4th at the 2005 Worlds as a 19 year old and then won the 2007 and 2009 World Championships with a silver medal at the 2008 Olympics in between, but has not placed higher than 4th at at Worlds or Olympics since, led the qualifiers by winning heat 1 in 48.26.

The next fastest qualifier was Annsert Whyte of Jamaica who won heat 2 in a personal best of 48.32. Whyte is on a role with 2 prs, here in Rio. Before Rio his best was 48.58.

The third fastest qualifier was a surprise and that was Thomas Barr of Ireland who set a national record of 48.39 to win heat #3 (previous best 48.65). The fact he set the national record shouldn’t be a surprise. He has 23 of the top 24 marks in Irish history.

The University of Texas’ Byron Robinson set a personal best of 48.65 but missed the final by .01.

Heat 1:

POS BIB ATHLETE MARK DETAIL REACTION TIME
1 3059 Kerron CLEMENTUSA 48.26 Q SB 0.141
2 2699 Boniface Mucheru TUMUTIKEN 48.85 Q SB 0.181
3 2357 Sergio FERNÁNDEZESP 48.87 NR 0.150
4 2008 Abdelmalik LAHOULOUALG 49.08 0.200
5 2621 Jaheel HYDEJAM 49.17 0.131
6 2652 Keisuke NOZAWAJPN 49.20 0.158
7 2826 Eric CRAYPHI 49.37 0.139
8 2457 Jack GREENGBR 49.54 0.185

Heat 2: 

POS BIB ATHLETE MARK DETAIL REACTION TIME
1 2631 Annsert WHYTEJAM 48.32 Q PB 0.159
2 2872 Javier CULSONPUR 48.46 Q SB 0.154
3 2999 Yasmani COPELLOTUR 48.61  q 0.201
4 2382 Rasmus MÄGIEST 48.64  q 0.121
5 2913 L.J. VAN ZYLRSA 49.00 0.161
6 2261 Jordin ANDRADECPV 49.32 0.165
7 2405 Oskari MÖRÖFIN 49.75 0.115
8 2155 Mahau SUGUIMATIBRA 49.77 0.163

Heat 3:

POS BIB ATHLETE MARK DETAIL REACTION TIME
1 2581 Thomas BARRIRL 48.39 Q NR 0.172
2 2686 Haron KOECHKEN 48.49 Q PB 0.139
3 3095 Byron ROBINSONUSA 48.65 PB 0.161
4 2807 Karsten WARHOLMNOR 48.81 0.151
5 2090 Michaël BULTHEELBEL 49.46 0.156
6 3042 Andrés SILVAURU 49.75 0.166
7 2869 Eric ALEJANDROPUR 49.95 0.199
2615 Roxroy CATOJAM DQ 0.183

 

 


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