Omar McLeod Clocks World Leading Time In Kentucky
On Saturday Jamaican sprint hurdler Omar McLeod clocked a world leading 7.53 seconds to claim victory in the men’s 60-metre hurdles at the Kentucky Invitational.
McLeod had a powerful start and finished strongly to cross the line ahead of Jamil Peeples of Arkansas State, who clocked 7.95.
DaJuan Seward of Ohio State finished third with a time of 8.01 seconds.
McLeod is the current 110m hurdle Olympic and World champion. He was NCAA indoor champion in the 60 metres hurdles in 2014 and 2015 and outdoor champion in the 110 metres hurdles in 2015.
His personal best in the 110 metres hurdles (12.90 seconds) ranks him 5th on the world all-time list.
He won Gold in the 110m hurdles at the 2016 Olympics and men’s 110-metre hurdles at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London.
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