Liu Xiang’s World Record Race

by Steve McGill

For this month’s great race, let’s take a look back at the world record race that Liu Xiang ran back in 2006. Sure doesn’t seem like that took place eleven years ago, but it certainly did. Now I’ve never compiled a personal list of the greatest 110 meter hurdle races of all time, but if I were to do so, this one would definitely be at or near the top of the list. It was a great race on so many levels, and it occurred during an era when the men’s high hurdles was one of the most electrifying events in the sport of track and field.

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