Jamaican hurdler and sprinter – Omar McLeod cruised to a world-leading 13.01 seconds in Florence to win the men’s 110-metres hurdles at the Diamond League meeting in Italy.
Great Britain’s Andrew Pozzi came second in 13.25 seconds while Wilhem Belocian finished third, clocking 13.31 seconds.
Speaking in a post sprint interview, the 2016 Olympic champion who ran his fastest time since 2019 that equalled Allen Johnson’s meet record set back in 1999 said he feels good.
“It feels good to be winning again. I am having fun again,” said a pleased McLeod afterwards.
“It was a really good race. I put together a technically sound race. I did not hit a hurdle. The weather is a bit shaky but we have to put up with this.
“The time is close enough to 13 seconds and I will get under 13 seconds when the time is right. Now I had two solid races back to back and I am getting better with every race. It is good to get opportunities to race again.”