men's 60 Metres Hurdles

04 MAR 2014 Preview Sopot, Poland

Men's 60m hurdles preview – IAAF World Indoor Championships Sopot 2014

French sprint hurdler Pascal Martinot-Lagarde (Getty Images)French sprint hurdler Pascal Martinot-Lagarde (Getty Images) © Copyright

With a trio of sub-7.50 times to his name in 2014, and a best of 7.45, Pascal Martinot-Lagarde starts as favourite.

The young Frenchman sneaked on to the podium alongside Aries Merritt and Liu Xiang in Istanbul two years ago and promises to become his country’s first fully-fledged golden boy in the event, although Stephane Caristan prevailed in Paris in 1985 in the forerunner of the World Indoor Championships, the World Indoor Games.

Martinot-Lagarde’s team-mate Garfield Darien is the second quickest on the 2014 season’s list of the men who will be in Sopot, boasting a 2014 best of 7.53 but European outdoor champion Sergey Shubenkov is likely to be a big threat.

US champion Omo Osaghae will be at his first major international championship and will be looking to make a big impression as well.

Simon Turnbull for the IAAF

Men's 60 Metres Hurdles Event timing

Previous Champion

Competitor Nat Date
Aries Merritt USA USA 11 MAR 2012
Competitor Mark Nat Venue Date
Dayron Robles 7.34 CUB CUB Doha 14 MAR 2010

2014 Best

Pos Competitor Nat Mark
1 Pascal Martinot-Lagarde FRA FRA 7.45
2 Omo Osaghae USA USA 7.45
3 Jeff Porter USA USA 7.46
4 Garfield Darien FRA FRA 7.47
5 Dayron Robles CUB CUB 7.51