The 110 meter hurdle for men has been the part of
the Olympics since its own debut in modern times in 1896. The event,
also known as high hurdle race, has always been dominated by
American athletes. Lee Calhoun and Roger Kingdom of the USA have won
the Olympics gold two times each.
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
- 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.