Jamaican sprint hurdler Michael O’Hara ran a new personal best 13.61 to win the 100m hurdles at the 2019 LEAP Meeting in Loughborough, England on Tuesday.

The time is an improvement on his previous best, 13.67s, a grateful O’Hara ran into a 1.4m/s headwind in Leverkusen, Germany on July 24.

“I’m just thankful for my PB after just three months of hurdling. I’ve been working hard and I was very focused going to Europe,” said the 2013 World u18 200m champion, whose club, Racers, has taken some public flak over the perceived slow pace of his development as he transitioned to the senior ranks.

“I just want to prove myself and let the public know that Michael O’Hara is self-driven and determined to do well.”

He also expressed his gratitude to his coach.

“I am just thankful also to my coach Gregory Little, who has been going through the paces with me even on a dislocated shoulder after the national trials. I have a long way to go but I am grateful so far.”

Left in O’Hara’s wake on Tuesday, was Nicholas Hough of Australia who was a close second in 13.63 and David King, who ran 13.68 for third.

Source: Leighton Levy