McDonald digs in late to take 400m ahead of Dom Rep’s Ogando in Brussels

By September 08, 2023
McDonald digs in late to take 400m ahead of Dom Rep’s Ogando in Brussels Dan Vernon

Rusheen McDonald, the fastest Jamaican in the world this year, produced a typical fast finish to take the 400m crown at the Brussels Diamond League on Friday.

The 31-year-old had a relatively fast first 300m before digging in for the last 100m to win in 44.84, holding off the fast-finishing Alexander Ogando of the Dominican Republic who ran a season’s best 44.93 in second.

Norway’s Havard Bentdal Ingvaldsen ran 45.07 in third.

This is the fifth time that McDonald has dipped below 45 seconds this season, with all coming after the Jamaican National Championships in June where he didn’t report for his semi-final.

McDonald was a member of the Jamaican 4x400 quartet at the World Championships in Budapest.

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