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Isaac Makwala Makes Good on His 400M Return in the Diamond League Final

It was a moment of recall for Isaac Makwala at the IAAF Diamond League Final as the Botswana runner made up for a heartbreaking absentia in London by winning the men’s 400m final in 43.95 seconds in Weltklasse, Zurich, celebrated by a gesture of five press-ups.

In what was seen as an unfair treatment by the IAAF, Makwala was barred from running the 400m final at the World Championships in London as organizers attempted to contain a norovirus outbreak, telling the BBC Sport his “heart was breaking”.

That’s in the past now and his latest victory only cements his iconic status in Botswana credited to having a stellar year after running an impressive 200m and 400m double in Madrid, Spain in July.

After a season like this, it is no surprise that the sprinter will receive the Presidential Certificate of Honor to be awarded by Botswana President, Ian Khama in addition to a promised P100,000 ($9,800) which is the prize money for athletes who win a gold medal at international competitions under the athlete’s incentives



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