08 februar, 2019

Six of the Best: Sprint Hurdles

  • © Kirby Lee

There have been some jaw-dropping 100/110m Hurdles races in the ten years since the Diamond League began, and we've collated six of the very best for your pre-weekend delectation.

It is nearly a decade since the very first Diamond League season, and the world has changed a lot in the meantime. 2010 was a time of Shakira, Obamacare and newfangled tablets, but it was also the year of David Oliver. 

The big American set a new world lead and bust his PB with 12.90 in Eugene, before shaving off another hundredth of a second with 12.89 in Paris later in the season. 

His fellow American Jasmin Stowers also makes her list for her Diamond League record breaking 12.35 in 2015. The performance in Doha announced the then 24-year-old as a force to be reckoned with on the Diamond League circuit. 

Naturally, Kendra Harrison also makes the cut popping up twice in our top six. Her 12.24 in Eugene in 2016 turned many heads, and Harrison was tipped to make an impact at the Rio Olympics. Famously, she missed out on the US team, but made up for it in abundance by winning the Diamond Trophy and smashing the world record in London. 

The last of our top six is another world record breaking run, this time in the men's 110m hurdles. In Brussels in 2012, Aries Merritt became the first athlete ever to break a world record in the Diamond League.