An incredible performance for Kerron Clement at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin. The defending world champion, a Trinidad & Tobago-born American athlete, posted the fastest time of any athlete in the men’s 400-meter hurdles on Saturday, winning his heat in 48.39. Clement advances to Sunday’s semifinals of the event.
The former University of Florida track phenomenon clocked 48.39 seconds. Veteran Jamaican Danny McFarlane was second in 48.65. Seventeen-year-old Jehue Gordon was third in 48.66 seconds and becomes Trinidad & Tobago's national record holder in the event. Olympic Dominican Felix Sanchez, whose bulging track singlets have caused quite the sensation in previous years, also advances to the semis at fourth in 48.76.
@KerronClement Tweets: "First round of the hurdles went really well. Won my heat, moving on to the Semi-finals tomorrow. Focus. Just got back to the hotel...finished got a massage (flush). About to hit the shower and back to listening to gospel. God is so good."
WHEN YOU JUMP, more images of the Kerron Clement hotness as he flies over the 400m hurdles. Then WATCH Kerron's video from his Berlin hotel room (audio=low) as he chats about the upcoming games. Oh and winks to the audience, too. It's a beautiful thing.