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Bolt inspires Robles in hunt for world hurdles title

BERLIN — Cuban Dayron Robles will take inspiration from Usain Bolt’s world record-breaking performance in the 100m when he takes to the track in his own discipline, the 110m hurdles. In the absence of Athens Olympic gold medallist Liu Xiang of China, who is also defending world champion from Osaka 2007, Robles is firm favourite ... Read more

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BERLIN — Cuban Dayron Robles will take inspiration from Usain Bolt’s world record-breaking performance in the 100m when he takes to the track in his own discipline, the 110m hurdles.

In the absence of Athens Olympic gold medallist Liu Xiang of China, who is also defending world champion from Osaka 2007, Robles is firm favourite for a first-ever world outdoor title in the event for Cuba – Anier Garcia came close with two silver medals in 1999 and 2001.

But Robles, who won gold at the Beijing Games and is the current world record holder, has failed to fire on all cylinders this season and said that watching the Jamaican sprint king was a real boost.

"Bolt is a phenomenon. When I see Usain Bolt on the track you get very inspired to push your limits, run fast and aim for a new world record," Robles said on Monday, a day after Bolt shattered his own world record in running 9.58sec in the 100m final here….Read More

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