The 110 meter hurdles is an event of much elegance. The ability to sprint, hurdle, repeat, ten times during one race is an art. When the race is run correctly, among the best in the world, it is a thing of beauty. That beauty, however, hide the ferocity of the event.
Omar McLeod has take the 110m hurdles to a new level. His sub ten second speed and his fine hurdling skills, under the watchful eye of Coach Edrick Floreal, reveal a hurdler at the top of his game. Sergey Shubenkov, the defending champion came oh so close to defending his title, in the most competitive event on the men’s schedule. Balasz Baji won the bronze, a first in the hurdles for his country of Hungary, a country, with a wonderful athletics tradition, but more in the throws and distances.
This is a fun presser. I wish I could have spoken to Sergey more, as the man is quite proud of his accomplishments, and his hurdling technique puts him in the battle always.