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Runner Makes Disastrous Attempt at Hurdles

Student athlete runs chest-first into hurdles, finishes race

(Newser) - There are sports bloopers, and then there's this: One young athlete who apparently struggled to clear the first two hurdles in a 110-meter race ended up instead deciding to barrel through the remaining barriers during the recent Chinese University Games. In this video picked up by the Telegraph , the... More »

Jamaican Hurdlers Linked to Steroids

Drugs sent through Internet network, Sports Illustrated discovers

(Newser) - Two Jamaican Olympic hurdlers received shipments of banned performance-enhancing drugs in 2006 and 2007, according to documents obtained by Sports Illustrated. The drugs were sent to addresses linked to Delloreen Ennis-London and Adrian Findlay, both members of the Jamaican team in Beijing. Findlay denied using steroids, while Ennis-London was unreachable.... More »

Hurdler Drops Out, Stunning China

Liu had been one of China's favorite storylines

(Newser) - Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang, whose rock-star status had made him his nation's favorite Olympic storyline, dropped out of his first race today after just two painful steps, the Washington Post reports. Liu had recovered from a hamstring injury since pulling out of a May 31 meet in New York, but... More »

Chinese Hurdler Liu Xiang Will Carry Hopes of 1.3B

24-year-old hurdler holds nation's hope at Beijing Games

(Newser) - Whether he likes it or not, Liu Xiang—China's biggest sports star—will be carrying the hopes of the world's most populous nation as he defends his title in the 110-meter hurdles at the Beijing Olympics. A recent race at the new Bird's Nest Stadium demonstrated the frenzy he inspires:... More »

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