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'I am fine', assures McLeod after crashing out of 110m hurdles in Monaco #glnrDiamondLeague

Published:Friday | July 15, 2016 | 7:12 PM
Omar McLeod ... “I got out real fast and my speed got the best of me, as I had my fastest reaction ever and I didn’t expect the hurdles to start coming up so quickly.”

Ryon Jones, Gleaner Writer

MONTE CARLO, Monaco:
Jamaica’s 110m hurdles Olympics medal prospect, Omar McLeod, is assuring fans that he is fine after falling in his IAAF Diamond League race inside the Louis II Stadium of Monaco.

McLeod came crashing down to earth literally at the final hurdle following a few stumbles prior, but picked himself up to walk across the finish line at the back of the field  in 16.82.

This was the first time McLeod, who appeared to have suffered an injury to his right foot, was losing since the start of the season.

“I am fine, just bruises I got when I fell,” McLeod said. “I got out real fast and my speed got the best of me, as I had my fastest reaction ever and I didn’t expect the hurdles to start coming up so quickly.”

The race was won by Spain’s, Orlando Ortega, in a season best time of 13.04 to take sole leadership of the Diamond Race.
France’s Dimitri Bascou placed third in a new personal best of 13.12.