World Champion, Jerome Young (USA), strolled away from the rest of the field to win the men’s 400 metres.
Already asserting his strength in the first half of the race, the American came into the home straight with a clear lead, with Jamaica’s Michael Blackwood and Grenadian Alleyne Francique in hot pursuit battling it out for the lesser places, which they took with both given a finishing time of 45.25 and Blackwood coming out better in the photo to take second place. Young had crossed the line in 45.04.
France’s Marc Raquil, who took bronze in Paris looked far off the form he showed during the World Championships and failed to make up the ground he had lost in the earlier part of the race, coming in 6th, behind Eric Milazar of Mauritius and Spain’s David Canal.
"I feel good," said Young after his race. "I've been working towards this all season. I started my preparation last September and now we finish in September. All the work simply paid off.
"Time didn't matter today, I just tried to get the best out of myself."