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Liu Xiang bests Dayron Robles in 60m hurdles at Birmingham Grand Prix

BIRMINGHAM, England — Liu Xiang beat Dayron Robles in a resumption of their hurdling rivalry before the London Olympics, and Lerone Clarke upstaged Jamaican rival Asafa Powell in the 60-meter sprint at the Birmingham Grand Prix on Saturday.

Liu ran a flawless 60-meter hurdles final in 7.41 seconds, with the Chinese star almost a tenth of a second ahead of world record-holder Robles in their first meeting since at last year’s world championships.

“I am especially happy to get a national as well as Asian record,” Liu said. “I still feel though that over the first two hurdles I didn’t do very well and that there is work to be done there. I am excited about the rest of the year now.”

In South Korea in August…

via Liu Xiang bests Dayron Robles in 60m hurdles at Birmingham GP – ESPN.

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