23 SEP 2007 General News

Men's 110m Hurdles

Dayron Robles charged to the front early in the men's 110m Hurdles, then extended his lead to reach a 12.92 victory, matching the world-leading time of Liu Xiang set in New York in June and establishing a new event record.

After an initial false start, caused by Robles but charged to the field, the second start was good and the field closely matched over the first few hurdles. Robles began to show an advantage by the race's midpoint, and the lead only improved over the remaining hurdles. Robles charged through the finish for a big improvement on his PB (previously 13.00, from 2006) and an even bigger improvement on his season's best (13.05).

Robles was fourth in the Osaka final, behind both Terrence Trammell (on his left today) and David Payne (on his right) but since then he has won all five competitions he has entered.

Parker Morse for the IAAF