Up to half a dozen athletes will fancy their chances of striking gold in what could serve up one of the most intriguing races of the championships.

World leader L.J Van Zyl of South Africa ran a national record 47.66 in Pretoria in February, matched that mark in Ostrava and has registered the four fastest times in the world this year.

Nonetheless, he has not dipped below 48 seconds since May and the African champion’s form has waned in the past couple of months. If he can rediscover his best, though, then the former World junior gold medallist has the potential to triumph in Daegu….READ FULL PREVIEW

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