Rules and Regulations
- The hurdles should be made of metal and wood should be used to make the top bar of the hurdle.
- Top bar of the hurdle should be painted in white and black.
- Device being used for measuring time must be the International Association of Athletics Federations or the IAAF approved.
- Runners are not allowed to leave or change their lanes when the race is on.
- All the hurdles in the race are made of metal. For making the top bar of the hurdle, wood is used.
- All specifications of the hurdle are set by the International Association of Athletics Federations or the IAAF.
- All hurdles should be flexible meaning they should adjust to the height for different events.
- Any kind of obstruction in the path of fellow athletes leads to instant disqualification.
- If a runner falls down the hurdles during the race, it is not considered an offence till the act is deliberate.
- Any sprinter who steps out of the running track at the time of competition stands disqualified.
- If a runner is unable to reach the finishing line, he gets no credit for his performance.
Ten hurdles are placed along the track in the event. Hurdles used in the men's event are 1.067 meter or 3 ½ feet high. The gap between the beginning point and the first hurdle is 13.72 meter. Distance between the other hurdles is 9.14 meters. Gap between the finishing point and last hurdle is 14.02 meter.
Top performers in 110 meter hurdle for men in the Olympics have been Guy Drut, Rodney Milburn, Willie Davenport, Hayes Jones, Lee Calhoun, Harrison Dillard, William Porter, Liu Xiang, Anier Garcia, Forrest Towns, George Saling, Sydney Atkinson, Daniel Kinsey, Earl Thomson, Frederick Kelly, Allen Johnson, Mark McKoy, Roger Kingdom, Thomas Munkelt, Forrest Smithson and Robert Leavitt.