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Merritt sets world 110m hurdles record

Friday, September 07, 2012 | 1:38 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — American Aries Merritt broke the men’s 110m hurdles world record at the Brussels Diamond League today.

Jamaican Hansle Parchment finish third and it wasn’t until Merrit’s 12.80 seconds flashed across the screen that it was understood why Parchment was so far behind the winner.

Another American, Jason Richardson, was second in 13.04.

Merritt is the Olympic champion.

The previous record of 12.87 was held by Cuba’s Dayron Robles.

RankAthleteNationResult

RTPointsRanking
1MERRITT AriesUSA12.80WR0.145181
2RICHARDSON JasonUSA13.05

0.147182
3PARCHMENT HansleJAM13.14

0.15734
4SHUBENKOV SergeyRUS13.21

0.16515
5OLIVER DavidUSA13.21

0.17153
6FOURIE LehannRSA13.24AR0.133

7WILSON RyanUSA13.26

0.144

8BRATHWAITE RyanBAR13.39

0.156

9CLARKE LawrenceGBR13.71

0.148

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