Britons win every men's 400m semi at European Championships

Martyn Rooney of England competes in the Men's 400 metres heats at Hampden Park during day five of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 28, 2014
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British runners cross the line first in all three of the men's 400m semi-finals at the European Championships in Zurich.

British runners won all three of the men's 400m semi-finals at the European Championships in Zurich this evening.

Conrad Williams, Martyn Rooney and Matthew Hudson-Smith all crossed the line first to cruise through to the final on Friday.

Hudson-Smith's 45.30s in the third semi was the fastest qualification time, while Rooney wasn't far behind with 45.40s and Williams managed 45.85s.

The remainder of Friday's final field is made up of athletes from Belgium, Israel, Poland, Spain and Germany.

Portugal's Ricardo dos Santos ran a national record of 45.74s, but missed out on a fastest-loser spot.

England's Conrad Williams celebrating on August 2, 2014
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