Robles To Vie For Two Events In Diamond League


Cuban 110 meters hurdler Dayron Robles will participate in two competitions included in the IAAF Diamond League, scheduled for the US cities Eugene and New York in June.

Robles, Olympic champion and current world record holder (12.87 seconds) in the 110 meter hurdles, will then run for the first time in the United States, said Cuban athletics commissioner Jorge Luis Aguilera to Prensa Latina news agency.

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The Cuban runner is training now for the London Olympic Games to be held this summer, and his last performance was in the Ponce Grand Prix where he finished fourth with a 13.47 second time.

Robles will be joined in the US races by his team-mate Orlando Ortega and they Hill compete against world champion Jason Richardson (outdoors), indoors world champion Aries Merrit, and the bronze medallist in Beijing David Olivier, all of them from the US.

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