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Jun 3, 2012

Wind blows Liu’s world record hopes

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – Liu Xiang sent an ominous warning to his main London Olympic rival when a wind gust denied him a share of the 110 meters hurdles world record at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting on Saturday.

The 2004 Athens Olympic gold medalist stormed home in 12.87 seconds in an eye-popping run that matched Cuban Dayron Robles’ mark, set in 2008.

Jun 3, 2012

Liu’s hurdles time never surpassed, wind or no wind

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – No one has ever run the 110 meters hurdles faster than China’s Liu Xiang did on Saturday, wind or no wind, but the former world record holder was not ready to proclaim himself the king of the event again.

He thrust his arms in celebration after running 12.87 seconds, a performance that would have equaled Cuban Dayron Robles’ world record but for a 2.4 meters per second win in Eugene – just 0.4 mps over the allowable for record purposes.

Jun 3, 2012

Athletics-Liu’s hurdles time never surpassed, wind or no wind

EUGENE, Oregon, June 2 (Reuters) – No one has ever run the
110 metres hurdles faster than China’s Liu Xiang did on
Saturday, wind or no wind, but the former world record holder
was not ready to proclaim himself the king of the event again.

He thrust his arms in celebration after running 12.87
seconds, a performance that would have equalled Cuban Dayron
Robles’ world record but for a 2.4 metres per second win in
Eugene – just 0.4 mps over the allowable for record purposes.

Jun 2, 2012

Mo Farah runs fastest 5,000 metres of year

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – World champion Mo Farah ended his pre-Olympic trial preparations on a perfect note by running the year’s fastest 5,000 metres at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting on Saturday.

Farah pulled away from Kenyan Isiah Koech and U.S. training partner Galen Rupp to clock 12 minutes 56.98 seconds in his final race ahead of the June 22-24 British trials in Birmingham.

Jun 2, 2012

Briton Farah runs fastest 5,000 meters of year

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – World champion Mo Farah ended his pre-Olympic trial preparations on a perfect note by running the year’s fastest 5,000 meters at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting on Saturday.

Farah pulled away from Kenyan Isiah Koech and U.S. training partner Galen Rupp to clock 12 minutes 56.98 seconds in his final race ahead of the June 22-24 British trials in Birmingham.

Jun 2, 2012

Athletics-Briton Farah runs fastest 5,000 metres of year

EUGENE, Oregon, June 2 (Reuters) – World champion Mo Farah
ended his pre-Olympic trial preparations on a perfect note by
running the year’s fastest 5,000 metres at the Prefontaine
Classic Diamond League meeting on Saturday.

Farah pulled away from Kenyan Isiah Koech and U.S. training
partner Galen Rupp to clock 12 minutes 56.98 seconds in his
final race ahead of the June 22-24 British trials in Birmingham.

Jun 2, 2012

Athletics-Wins blows Liu’s world record hopes

EUGENE, Oregon, June 2 (Reuters) – A strong wind cost
China’s Liu Xiang a share of the 110 metres high hurdles world
record at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting on
Saturday.

The 2004 Athens Olympic champion won the race in 12.87
seconds in an eye-popping performance in the lead-up to the
London Olympics.

Jun 2, 2012

Liu missed tying world record because of wind

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – A strong wind cost China’s Liu Xiang a share of the 110 meters high hurdles world record at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting on Saturday.

The 2004 Athens Olympic champion won the race in 12.87 seconds in an impressive performance in the lead-up to the London Olympics.

Jun 2, 2012

Athletics-Liu missed tying world record because of wind

EUGENE, Oregon, June 2 (Reuters) – A strong wind cost
China’s Liu Xiang a share of the 110 metres high hurdles world
record at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting on
Saturday.

The 2004 Athens Olympic champion won the race in 12.87
seconds in an impressive performance in the lead-up to the
London Olympics.

Jun 2, 2012

Kiprop surges to victory in Kenya’s 10,000 trials

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – Wilson Kiprop surged to the lead with 50 meters to go and won the Kenyan Olympic 10,000 meters trials in the year’s fastest time at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting on Friday.

Kiprop bettered his personal best by 25 seconds by crossing the line in 27 minutes, 1.98 seconds on a drizzly evening to defeat former world bronze medalist Moses Masai.