DIAMOND CLASH - 110m Hurdles


May 12, 2016
Omar McLeod
Hansle Parchment.

It's easily one of the hottest events one the circuit, boasting one of the most competitive fields at every major meet. It's no different in Shanghai with six legitimate contenders in the nine-man field.

Still, it all seems to be coming together for indoor champion and world leader Omar McLeod. Six times facing the starter in the 60m hurdles, twice over 110m and once in the 100m flat and McLeod is yet to finish behind another athlete this year. His times of 13.05 and 13.08 should be worrying for the rest.

Here he faces medal winners David Oliver, Jason Richardson and Aries Merritt the world record holder. He also faces another top draw in this event, his compatriot Hansle Parchment, who finished second to McLeod in Doha with a time of 13.10, which also makes him the second fastest man on the planet. They've only raced six times the seventh will be a cracker!

Omar McLeod

Country: Jamaica

Age: 22

Season Best: 13.05

Personal Best: 12.97

Head-to-Head: 4

Hansle Parchment

Country: Jamaica

Age: 25

Season Best: 13.10

Personal Best: 12.94

Head-to-Head: 2

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