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12.87 110m Hurdles World record for Robles in Ostrava – FLASH

Ostrava, Czech RepublicRunning in his third race of the season, Dayron Robles set a World record * in the 110m Hurdles, clocking 12.87 at the Golden Spike Grand Prix – IAAF World Athletics Tour – in Ostrava.

Blazing from the start, the 21-year-old Cuban had forged a commanding lead by the fourth hurdle and never relented. His performance knocked 0.01 seconds from the previous record of 12.88 set by Liu Xiang on 11 July 2007 in Lausanne.

The meeting opened with another World record in the women’s One Hour Run. Tire Tune of Ethiopia covered 18,517m in 60 minutes, adding 177m to the previous record of 18,340m set by Tegla Loroupe 10 years ago in Borgholzhausen, Germany.

Look for a complete report later from Ostrava.

* pending the usual ratification procedures

Bob Ramsak for the IAAF