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Omar McLeod, Jamaican Hurdler, Makes IAAF History

Omar McLeod
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Omar McLeod, a Jamaican hurdler, who is current  world champion in the 110-meter high hurdles, made history at the IAAF John McDonnell Invitational in Lafeyette, Arkansas, when he ran the 100 meters and won with a time of 9.9 seconds. He is the first man in history to run that distance in under ten seconds and the first to run the 110-meter hurdles in under 13 seconds.

Omar was NCAA indoor champion in the 60 metres hurdles in 2014 and 2015 and outdoor champion in the 110 metres hurdles in 2015; he turned professional after the 2015 collegiate season, forgoing his two remaining years of collegiate eligibility.

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