110 metres hurdles

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110 metres hurdles
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A 110m hurdles heat of the Decathlon at Osaka 2007.
World records
Men Flag of the United States.svg Aries Merritt 12.80 (2012)
Olympic records
Men Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Liu Xiang 12.91 (2004)
World Championship records
Men Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Colin Jackson 12.91 (1993)

The 110 metres hurdles, or 110-metre hurdles, is a hurdling track and field event for men. It is included in the athletics programme at the Summer Olympic Games. The female counterpart is the 100 metres hurdles. As part of a racing event, ten hurdles of 1.067 metres (3.5 ft or 42 inches) in height are evenly spaced along a straight course of 110 metres. They are positioned so that they will fall over if bumped into by the runner. Fallen hurdles do not carry a fixed time penalty for the runners, but they have a significant pull-over weight which slows down the run. Like the 100 metres sprint, the 110 metres hurdles begins in the starting blocks.

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For the 110 m hurdles, the first hurdle is placed after a run-up of 13.72 metres (45 ft) from the starting line. The next nine hurdles are set at a distance of 9.14 metres (30 ft) from each other, and the home stretch from the last hurdle to the finish line is 14.02 metres (46 ft) long.

The Olympic Games have included the 110 metre hurdles in their program since 1896. The equivalent hurdles race for women was run over a course of 80 metres from 1932 to 1968. Starting with the 1972 Summer Olympics, the women's race was set at 100 metres. In the early 20th century, the race was often contested as 120 yard hurdles, thus the imperial units distances between hurdles.

The fastest 110 metre hurdlers run the distance in around 13 seconds. Aries Merritt of the United States holds the current world record of 12.80 seconds, set at the Memorial Van Damme meet on 7 September 2012 in Belgium.

History

For the first hurdles races in England around 1830, wooden barriers were placed along a stretch of 100 yards (91.44 m).

The first standards were attempted in 1864 in Oxford and Cambridge: The length of the course was set to 120 yards (109.7 m) and over its course, runners were required to clear ten 3 foot 6 inch (1.07 m) high hurdles. The height and spacing of the hurdles have been related to Imperial units ever since. After the length of the course was rounded up to 110 metres in France in 1888, the standards were essentially complete (except for Germany where 1 metre high hurdles were used until 1907).

The massively constructed hurdles of the early days were first replaced in 1895 with somewhat lighter T-shaped hurdles that runners were able to knock over. However, until 1935 runners were disqualified if they knocked down more than three hurdles, and records were only recognized if the runner had left all hurdles standing.

In 1935 the T-shaped hurdles were replaced by L-shaped ones that easily fall forward if bumped into and therefore reduce the risk of injury. However those hurdles are weighted so it is disadvantageous to hit them.

The current running style where the first hurdle is taken on the run with the upper body lowered instead of being jumped over and with three steps each between the hurdles was first used by the 1900 Olympic champion, Alvin Kraenzlein.

The 110 metre hurdles have been an Olympic discipline since 1896. Women ran it occasionally in the 1920s but it never became generally accepted. From 1926 on, women have only run the 80 metre hurdles which was increased to 100 metres starting in 1961 on a trial basis and in 1969 in official competition.

In 1900 and 1904, the Olympics also included a 200-metre hurdles race, and the IAAF recognized world records for the 200 metre hurdles until 1960. Don Styron held the world record in the event for over 50 years until Andy Turner broke the record in a specially arranged race at the Manchester City Games in 2010. Styron still holds the world record in the 220 yard low hurdles.

Technique

The sprint hurdles are a very rhythmic race because both men and women take 3 steps (meaning 4 foot strikes) between each hurdle, no matter whether running 110/100 metres outdoors, or the shorter distances indoors (55 or 60 metres). In addition, the distance from the starting line to the first hurdle - while shorter for women - is constant for both sexes whether indoors or outdoors, so sprint hurdlers do not need to change their stride pattern between indoor and outdoor seasons. One difference between indoor and outdoors is the shorter finishing distance from the last (5th) hurdle indoors, compared to longer distance from the last (10th) hurdle outdoors to the finish line.

Top male hurdlers traditionally took 8 strides from the starting blocks to the first hurdle (indoors and outdoors). The 8-step start persisted from (at least) the 1950s to the end of the 20th century and included such World- and Olympic champions as Harrison Dillard, Rod Milburn, Greg Foster, Renaldo Nehemiah, Roger Kingdom, Allen Johnson, Mark Crear, Mark McCoy, and Colin Jackson. However, beginning in the 2000s, some hurdle coaches embraced a transition to a faster 7-step start, teaching the men to lengthen their first few strides out of the starting blocks. Cuban hurdler Dayron Robles set his 2008 world record of 12.87 using a 7-step start. Chinese star Liu Xiang won the 2004 Olympics and broke the world record in 2006 utilizing an 8-step approach, but he switched to 7-steps by the 2011 outdoor season. After the 2010 outdoor season, American Jason Richardson trained to switch to a 7-step start and went on to win the 2011 World Championship. American Aries Merritt trained in Fall 2011 to switch from 8 to 7, and then had his greatest outdoor season in 2012 - running 8 races in under 13 seconds - capped by winning the London 2012 Olympics and then setting a world record of 12.80. [1]

Of the 10 men with the fastest 110m hurdle times in 2012, seven used 7-steps, including the top 4: Aries Merritt, Liu Xiang, Jason Richardson, and David Oliver. Hurdle technique experts believe the off-season training required to produce the power and speed necessary to reach the first hurdle in 7 steps, yields greater endurance over the last half of the race. That added endurance allows hurdlers to maintain their top speed to the finish, resulting in a faster time.

High school

A 110m hurdles race at the 2021 Creekside Friday knight invite 110M highschool hurdles.jpg
A 110m hurdles race at the 2021 Creekside Friday knight invite

In Highschool the 110MH are mostly the same as their professional counterparts. The main difference between the high school hurdles and college-level/ professional hurdles is the height. High school hurdles are 39’ inches high while college height hurdles are 42’ inches tall. This change in height drastically changes the requirements placed on the hurdler to clear the barrier with the same amount of speed. High school hurdling technique is the same as professional except on the higher hurdles everything is exaggerated. As a high schooler makes the transition from the 39’s to the 42’s there are many things they must adjust to, the most prevailing issue is getting down after clearing the hurdle. 39-inch hurdlers are used to the normal sprinting motion right after they get off the hurdle but for a newly transitioned 42-inch hurdler that extra half a second can feel very foreign. The second major difference in technique between 39’s and 42’s is the take-off distance. When a high school hurdler approaches his first hurdle they are putting as much power into each step as possible and attempting to gain all the speed they can so by their eighth step they’ll be about six inches away from the hurdle. When attempting to clear a 42-inch hurdle the athlete can no longer run headfirst into the hurdle with disregard for the height of the hurdle. The newly made college hurdler needs to learn how to shorten their strides so they can take off the ground from farther away to clear a 42-inch barrier.

Both before and after this change of technique world class hurdler, Aries Merritt was an elite level hurdler, at the peak of his high school career Aries Merritt achieved a still standing Wheeler High school record of 13.91 seconds. Almost all top level American hurdlers started their careers in high school including Roger Kingdom at Vienna high school and many more. [2]

Milestones

Liu Xiang was the first person to run under 12.9 seconds Osaka07 D7A Xiang Liu celebrating.jpg
Liu Xiang was the first person to run under 12.9 seconds

All-time top 25

RankTimeWind (m/s)AthleteDatePlaceRef
112.80+0.3Flag of the United States.svg  Aries Merritt  (USA)7 September 2012 Brussels [4]
212.87+0.9Flag of Cuba.svg  Dayron Robles  (CUB)12 June 2008 Ostrava
312.88+1.1Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Liu Xiang  (CHN)11 July 2006 Lausanne
412.89+0.5Flag of the United States.svg  David Oliver  (USA)16 July 2010 Saint-Denis
512.90+1.1Flag of the United States.svg  Dominique Arnold  (USA)11 July 2006 Lausanne
+0.7Flag of Jamaica.svg  Omar McLeod  (JAM)24 June 2017 Kingston [5]
712.91+0.5Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Colin Jackson  (GBR)20 August 1993 Stuttgart
812.92−0.1Flag of the United States.svg  Roger Kingdom  (USA)16 August 1989 Zürich
+0.9Flag of the United States.svg  Allen Johnson  (USA)23 June 1996 Atlanta
+0.223 August 1996 Brussels
+0.6ANA flag (2017).svg  Sergey Shubenkov  (ANA)2 July 2018 Székesfehérvár [6]
1112.93−0.2Flag of the United States.svg  Renaldo Nehemiah  (USA)19 August 1981 Zürich
1212.94+1.6Flag of the United States.svg  Jack Pierce  (USA)22 June 1996 Atlanta
+1.5Flag of Jamaica.svg  Hansle Parchment  (JAM)6 July 2014 Saint-Denis [7]
+0.5Flag of Cuba.svg  Orlando Ortega  (CUB)4 July 2015 Saint-Denis [8]
1512.95+1.5Flag of the United States.svg  Terrence Trammell  (USA)2 June 2007 New York City
+0.3Flag of France.svg  Pascal Martinot-Lagarde  (FRA)18 July 2014 Monaco [9]
1712.97+1.0Flag of France.svg  Ladji Doucoure  (FRA)15 July 2005 Angers
1812.98+0.6Flag of the United States.svg  Mark Crear  (USA)5 July 1999 Zagreb
+1.5Flag of the United States.svg  Jason Richardson  (USA)30 June 2012 Eugene
+0.8Flag of the United States.svg  Grant Holloway  (USA)7 June 2019 Austin [10]
2112.99+1.2Flag of the United States.svg  Ronnie Ash  (USA)29 June 2014 Sacramento [11]
2213.00+0.5Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Tony Jarrett  (GBR)20 August 1993 Stuttgart
+0.6Flag of Cuba.svg  Anier Garcia  (CUB)25 September 2000 Sydney
+0.8Flag of the United States.svg  Daniel Roberts  (USA)7 June 2019 Austin [12]
2513.01+0.3Flag of the United States.svg  Larry Wade  (USA)2 July 1999 Lausanne

Notes

Below is a list of all other legal times equal or superior to 12.96:

Most successful athletes

Athletes with two or more victories at the Olympic Games & World Championships:

5 wins:

3 wins:

2 wins:

Olympic Games medalists

GamesGoldSilverBronze
1896 Athens
details
Thomas Curtis
US flag 44 stars.svg  United States
Grantley Goulding
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
none awarded
1900 Paris
details
Alvin Kraenzlein
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
John McLean
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
Fred Moloney
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
1904 St. Louis
details
Frederick Schule
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
Thaddeus Shideler
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
Lesley Ashburner
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
1908 London
details
Forrest Smithson
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
John Garrels
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
Arthur Shaw
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
1912 Stockholm
details
Fred Kelly
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
James Wendell
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Martin Hawkins
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
1920 Antwerp
details
Earl Thomson
Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg  Canada
Harold Barron
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Feg Murray
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
1924 Paris
details
Daniel Kinsey
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Sid Atkinson
Red Ensign of South Africa (1912-1928).svg  South Africa
Sten Pettersson
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
1928 Amsterdam
details
Sid Atkinson
Red Ensign of South Africa (1912-1928).svg  South Africa
Steve Anderson
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
John Collier
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
1932 Los Angeles
details
George Saling
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Percy Beard
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Don Finlay
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
1936 Berlin
details
Forrest Towns
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Don Finlay
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Fritz Pollard
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
1948 London
details
William Porter
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Clyde Scott
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Craig Dixon
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
1952 Helsinki
details
Harrison Dillard
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Jack Davis
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Arthur Barnard
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
1956 Melbourne
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Lee Calhoun
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Jack Davis
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Joel Shankle
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
1960 Rome
details
Lee Calhoun
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Willie May
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Hayes Jones
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1964 Tokyo
details
Hayes Jones
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Blaine Lindgren
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Anatoly Mikhailov
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1968 Mexico City
details
Willie Davenport
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Ervin Hall
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Eddy Ottoz
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
1972 Munich
details
Rod Milburn
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Guy Drut
Flag of France.svg  France
Thomas Hill
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1976 Montreal
details
Guy Drut
Flag of France.svg  France
Alejandro Casañas
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
Willie Davenport
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1980 Moscow
details
Thomas Munkelt
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
Alejandro Casañas
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
Aleksandr Puchkov
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1984 Los Angeles
details
Roger Kingdom
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Greg Foster
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Arto Bryggare
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
1988 Seoul
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Roger Kingdom
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Colin Jackson
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Tonie Campbell
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1992 Barcelona
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Mark McKoy
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Tony Dees
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Jack Pierce
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1996 Atlanta
details
Allen Johnson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Mark Crear
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Florian Schwarthoff
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
2000 Sydney
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Anier García
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
Terrence Trammell
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Mark Crear
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2004 Athens
details
Liu Xiang
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
Terrence Trammell
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Anier García
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
2008 Beijing
details
Dayron Robles
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
David Payne
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
David Oliver
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2012 London
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Aries Merritt
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Jason Richardson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Hansle Parchment
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
2016 Rio
details
Omar McLeod
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
Orlando Ortega
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
Dimitri Bascou
Flag of France.svg  France

World Championships medalists

ChampionshipsGoldSilverBronze
1983 Helsinki
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Greg Foster  (USA)Flag of Finland.svg  Arto Bryggare  (FIN)Flag of the United States.svg  Willie Gault  (USA)
1987 Rome
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Flag of the United States.svg  Greg Foster  (USA)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Jon Ridgeon  (GBR)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Colin Jackson  (GBR)
1991 Tokyo
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Flag of the United States.svg  Greg Foster  (USA)Flag of the United States.svg  Jack Pierce  (USA)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Tony Jarrett  (GBR)
1993 Stuttgart
details
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Colin Jackson  (GBR)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Tony Jarrett  (GBR)Flag of the United States.svg  Jack Pierce  (USA)
1995 Gothenburg
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Allen Johnson  (USA)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Tony Jarrett  (GBR)Flag of the United States.svg  Roger Kingdom  (USA)
1997 Athens
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Flag of the United States.svg  Allen Johnson  (USA)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Colin Jackson  (GBR)Flag of Slovakia.svg  Igor Kováč  (SVK)
1999 Seville
details
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Colin Jackson  (GBR)Flag of Cuba.svg  Anier García  (CUB)Flag of the United States.svg  Duane Ross  (USA)
2001 Edmonton
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Allen Johnson  (USA)Flag of Cuba.svg  Anier García  (CUB)Flag of Haiti.svg  Dudley Dorival  (HAI)
2003 Saint-Denis
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Allen Johnson  (USA)Flag of the United States.svg  Terrence Trammell  (USA)Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Liu Xiang  (CHN)
2005 Helsinki
details
Flag of France.svg  Ladji Doucouré  (FRA)Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Liu Xiang  (CHN)Flag of the United States.svg  Allen Johnson  (USA)
2007 Osaka
details
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Liu Xiang  (CHN)Flag of the United States.svg  Terrence Trammell  (USA)Flag of the United States.svg  David Payne  (USA)
2009 Berlin
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Flag of Barbados.svg  Ryan Brathwaite  (BAR)Flag of the United States.svg  Terrence Trammell  (USA)Flag of the United States.svg  David Payne  (USA)
2011 Daegu
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Flag of the United States.svg  Jason Richardson  (USA)Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Liu Xiang  (CHN)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Andy Turner  (GBR)
2013 Moscow
details
Flag of the United States.svg  David Oliver  (USA)Flag of the United States.svg  Ryan Wilson  (USA)Flag of Russia.svg  Sergey Shubenkov  (RUS)
2015 Beijing
details
Flag of Russia.svg  Sergey Shubenkov  (RUS)Flag of Jamaica.svg  Hansle Parchment  (JAM)Flag of the United States.svg  Aries Merritt  (USA)
2017 London
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Flag of Jamaica.svg  Omar McLeod  (JAM)ANA flag (2017).svg  Sergey Shubenkov  (ANA)Flag of Hungary.svg  Balázs Baji  (HUN)
2019 Doha
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Flag of the United States.svg  Grant Holloway  (USA)ANA flag (2017).svg  Sergey Shubenkov  (ANA)Flag of France.svg  Pascal Martinot-Lagarde  (FRA)
Flag of Spain.svg  Orlando Ortega  (SPA)

Season's bests

YearTimeAthletePlace
196613.47Flag of the United States.svg  Willie Davenport  (USA) New York City
196713.43Flag of the United States.svg  Earl McCullouch  (USA) Minneapolis
196813.33 A Flag of the United States.svg  Willie Davenport  (USA) Mexico City
196913.45Flag of the United States.svg  Willie Davenport  (USA)
Flag of the United States.svg  Leon Coleman  (USA)
Miami
197013.42Flag of the United States.svg  Thomas Hill  (USA) Bakersfield
197113.46 A Flag of the United States.svg  Rod Milburn  (USA) Cali
197213.24Flag of the United States.svg  Rod Milburn  (USA) Munich
197313.41Flag of the United States.svg  Rod Milburn  (USA) Zürich
197413.40Flag of France.svg  Guy Drut  (FRA) Rome
197513.28Flag of France.svg  Guy Drut  (FRA) Saint-Étienne
197613.30Flag of France.svg  Guy Drut  (FRA) Montreal
197713.21Flag of Cuba.svg  Alejandro Casañas  (CUB) Sofia
197813.22Flag of the United States.svg  Greg Foster  (USA) Eugene
197913.00Flag of the United States.svg  Renaldo Nehemiah  (USA) Westwood
198013.21Flag of the United States.svg  Renaldo Nehemiah  (USA) Zürich
198112.93Flag of the United States.svg  Renaldo Nehemiah  (USA) Zürich
198213.22Flag of the United States.svg  Greg Foster  (USA) Koblenz
198313.11Flag of the United States.svg  Greg Foster  (USA) Westwood
198413.15Flag of the United States.svg  Greg Foster  (USA) Zürich
198513.14Flag of the United States.svg  Roger Kingdom  (USA) Modesto
198613.20Flag of France.svg  Stéphane Caristan  (FRA) Stuttgart
198713.17Flag of the United States.svg  Greg Foster  (USA) Lausanne
198812.97 A Flag of the United States.svg  Roger Kingdom  (USA) Sestriere
198912.92Flag of the United States.svg  Roger Kingdom  (USA) Zürich
199013.08Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Colin Jackson  (GBR) Auckland
199113.05Flag of the United States.svg  Tony Dees  (USA) Vigo
199213.04Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Colin Jackson  (GBR) Cologne
199312.91Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Colin Jackson  (GBR) Stuttgart
199412.98Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Colin Jackson  (GBR) Tokyo
199512.98Flag of the United States.svg  Allen Johnson  (USA) Cologne
199612.92Flag of the United States.svg  Allen Johnson  (USA) Atlanta
199712.93Flag of the United States.svg  Allen Johnson  (USA) Athens
199812.98Flag of the United States.svg  Allen Johnson  (USA) Zürich
199912.98Flag of the United States.svg  Mark Crear  (USA) Zagreb
200012.97Flag of the United States.svg  Allen Johnson  (USA) Sacramento
200113.04Flag of the United States.svg  Allen Johnson  (USA) Edmonton
200213.03Flag of Cuba.svg  Anier García  (CUB) Lausanne
200312.97Flag of the United States.svg  Allen Johnson  (USA) Saint-Denis
200412.91Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Liu Xiang  (CHN) Athens
200512.97Flag of France.svg  Ladji Doucouré  (FRA) Angers
200612.88Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Liu Xiang  (CHN) Lausanne
200712.92Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Liu Xiang  (CHN)
Flag of Cuba.svg  Dayron Robles  (CUB)
New York City
Stuttgart
200812.87Flag of Cuba.svg  Dayron Robles  (CUB) Ostrava
200913.04Flag of Cuba.svg  Dayron Robles  (CUB) Ostrava
201012.89Flag of the United States.svg  David Oliver  (USA) Saint-Denis
201112.94Flag of the United States.svg  David Oliver  (USA) Eugene
201212.80Flag of the United States.svg  Aries Merritt  (USA) Brussels
201313.00Flag of the United States.svg  David Oliver  (USA) Moscow
201412.94Flag of Jamaica.svg  Hansle Parchment  (JAM) Saint-Denis
201512.94Flag of Cuba.svg  Orlando Ortega  (CUB) Saint-Denis
201612.98Flag of Jamaica.svg  Omar McLeod  (JAM) Shanghai
201712.90Flag of Jamaica.svg  Omar McLeod  (JAM) Kingston
201812.92ANA flag (2017).svg  Sergey Shubenkov  (ANA) Székesfehérvár
201912.98Flag of the United States.svg  Grant Holloway  (USA) Austin
202013.11Flag of Spain.svg  Orlando Ortega  (ESP) Monaco
202113.01Flag of Jamaica.svg  Omar McLeod  (JAM) Florence

Notes and references

  1. Source for switch from 8-step start to 7-step start amongst men is Track & Field News magazine, March 2013 (Vol. 66, no. 3), "Is the 8-Step Hurdle Approach Gone?", by Jon Hendershott; pp. 7-8; interviews with Aires Merritt's coach Andreas Behm and Renaldo Nehemiah.
  2. "From High School to College". Hurdles First. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
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  4. Bob Ramsak (7 September 2012). "12.80!! Merritt stuns with World record in 110m Hurdles in Brussels - Samsung Diamond League - FINAL, Part 2". IAAF . Retrieved 11 September 2012.
  5. Kayon Raynor (24 June 2017). "Athletics: Olympic champion McLeod sets sizzling 110m hurdles pace". Reuters . Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  6. Bob Ramsak (3 July 2018). "Shubenkov scorches to 12.92 world lead at Gyulai Memorial". IAAF. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  7. "IAAF Diamond League". IAAF. Archived from the original on 19 July 2010. Retrieved 19 July 2014.
  8. "110m Hurdles Results" (PDF). static.sportresult.com. 4 July 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
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David Oliver, is a retired American hurdling athlete. As a professional athlete, he competed in the 110 meter hurdles event outdoor and the 60 meter hurdles event indoors. He is the former 110 meter hurdles champion winning the gold medal at the World Championships in Moscow in 2013 with a time of 13 seconds. He won the bronze medal in the 2008 Olympic Games and won another bronze at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships.

Andy Turner (hurdler)

Andrew Steven Turner is an English bodybuilder and retired track and field athlete who specialised in the 110 metres hurdles and occasionally competed in the 100 and 200 metres sprints as well as long jump. At the 110 m hurdles, he is the 2011 World Championship bronze medallist, the 2010 European Champion and the 2010 Commonwealth Champion. Also in 2010, he broke the automatically timed world record in the 200 metres hurdles. He was coached by Lloyd Cowan.

Aries Merritt American hurdler

Aries Merritt is an American track and field athlete who specializes in the 110 metre hurdles, and currently holds the world record in that event with a time of 12.80 s set on September 7, 2012. He won the gold medal in the 110 metre hurdles at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

2004 in the sport of athletics

This article contains an overview of the sport of athletics, including track and field, cross country and road running, in the year 2004.

The men's 110 metres hurdles at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Olympic Stadium 19 and 20 August.

The men's 60 metres hurdles competition at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships was held at the ASPIRE Dome on 12 and 14 March.

Ryan Wilson (hurdler) American track and field athlete (born 1980)

Ryan Wilson is an American track and field athlete who specializes in the 110 meters hurdles. He is a previous national champion after winning at the 2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, and the current national silver medal holder at the 2014 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. He was the 2003 NCAA champion in the event and won four hurdles titles in the Pacific-10 Conference. He was the bronze medalist at the 2008 IAAF World Athletics Final and was the runner-up at the 2010 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. His personal best time of 13.02 seconds, set in 2007 at the Reebok Grand Prix, ranks him within the top twenty fastest of all time in the event.

Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Mens 110 metres hurdles

The men's 110 metres hurdles competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom was held at the Olympic Stadium on 7–8 August. Fifty-three athletes from 33 nations competed. The event was won by Aries Merritt of the United States, the nation's first championship in the event since 1996 and 19th overall. Hansle Parchment's bronze was Jamaica's first medal in the men's high hurdles.

Jeffrey Issack Porter is an American track and field athlete who competes in the 110-meter hurdles. He has a personal best of 13.08 seconds for the event. He gained a spot on the American Olympic team by coming third at the 2012 United States Olympic Trials. He repeated his third place at the 2016 United States Olympic Trials to make his second Olympic team.

Sprint hurdles at the Olympics

The sprint hurdles at the Summer Olympics have been contested over a variety of distances at the multi-sport event. The men's 110 metres hurdles has been present on the Olympic athletics programme since the first edition in 1896. A men's 200 metres hurdles was also briefly held, from 1900 to 1904. The first women's sprint hurdling event was added to the programme at the 1932 Olympics in the form of the 80 metres hurdles. At the 1972 Games the women's distance was extended to the 100 metres hurdles, which is the current international standard.

Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Mens 110 metres hurdles

The men's 110 metre hurdles at the 2004 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics program were held at the Athens Olympic Stadium from August 24 to 27. Forty-seven athletes from 34 nations competed. The event was won by Liu Xiang of China, the nation's first medal in the event. Terrence Trammell and Anier García became the 11th and 12th men to win multiple medals in the 110 metres hurdles.

Jasmin Stowers

Jasmin Marie Stowers is an American track and field athlete, who competes in the 100-meter hurdles. Her personal best for the event is 12.35 seconds, set in 2015, which ranks her seventh on the world all-time lists.

Courtney Hawkins is an American former track and field athlete who competed in the sprint hurdles. He was a medallist at the Pan American Games and IAAF World Indoor Championships in 1995. He holds personal bests of 13.17 seconds for the 110-meter hurdles and 7.41 seconds for the 60-meter hurdles. He won one national title in his career, taking the 60 m event at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships in 1996.

Omar McLeod Jamaican athletics competitor

Omar McLeod is a Jamaican professional hurdler and sprinter. He is the current 110 m hurdles Olympic and former World champion. He was NCAA indoor champion in the 60 m hurdles in 2014 and 2015 and outdoor champion in the 110 m hurdles in 2015; he turned professional after the 2015 collegiate season, forgoing his two remaining years of collegiate eligibility. His personal best in the 110 m hurdles ranks him 5th on the world all-time list.