The 110 meter hurdles, like the 100 meter hurdles, is one of our most competitive events across the sport. Most of the time, the best 8 or 9 hurdlers are always out there, battling for a win. Omar McLeod, the Olympic and World Champion, is one of those 110 meter hurdlers.
Here’s what Omar McLeod said about his victory:
“It’s a great victory. I was overcome with emotion. I would normally have two races by this time of the season. I have been battling a lot of injuries this winter, a had a hamstring strain, shin splints and a month ago I picked up a slight adductor problem. Today I was running on blind trust. It was great to come out here and complete the three-peat. This meet loves the hurdles and their hurdlers.”
The @_warrior_child_wins! 2018 @shanghai DL, McLeod wins 110m hurdles! 110 Metres Hurdles – Men Wind: +0.2 m/sâ € Ptsâ € 1 McLeod , Omar JAM 13.16 8â € 2 Ortega , Orlando ESP 13.17 7â € 3 Shubenkov , Sergey ANA 13.27 6â € 4 Levy , Ronald JA… https://t.co/e7MgWtXyqx pic.twitter.com/xzXS3pkVQI
— RunBlogRun (@RunBlogRun) May 12, 2018
McLeod loves competition. And he had a classic in Shanghai. Orlando Ortega and Sergey Shubenkov battled him, and will be battling him all through the season. Aries Merritt, who ran a bit jet lagged, should be rounding into shape as well. So, this 2018 season over the 110 meter hurdles is starting out well!
In Shanghai, Omar battled Orlando Ortega to the very end. The 110 meter hurdles gives one a chance to screw up ten times in one race. McLeod was ready to race. Frustrated by the season, Omar McLeod had been thwarted from making the World Indoors as the Jamaican Federation had failed to procur a VISA for the defending champion.
— Omar MrSilk McLeod, OLY (@Warrior_omz) May 12, 2018