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hurdle

1. 
a. Athletics one of a number of light barriers over which runners leap in certain events
b. a low barrier used in certain horse races
2. Brit a sledge on which criminals were dragged to their executions
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Unfortunately we've got a fairly big stumbling block in our way in the champion hurdler, but there's good money for second.
With practice (repetition) the hurdler develops a pace with little variation between the speed crossing each hurdle and his or her speed between the hurdles.
Pearson set a meeting record at the 2011 Birmingham Grand Prix but won't be resting on her laurels at this year's event with Porter hot on her heels - and the rest of the world's best hurdlers lining up to beat her across the line.
One Twitter user wrote: "I have a new female hurdler to cheer for.
The motor qualities necessary for the speed runner and hurdler are speed, resistance (especially the anaerobic capacity), force, detent, mobility, flexibility and dexterity.
In the first half on the last National Hunt campaign he appeared to be one of the most impressive novice hurdlers around and numbered a Grade One victory in the Challow Hurdle at Newbury among his successes.
Talented hurdler Sophie Grant continued the medal haul for the squad finishing strongly in the under-17 women's 300m hurdle to come away with a well deserved silver medal.
The 2006 Commonwealth athletes gave Scott,15, a runner and hurdler from Edinburgh, 17-year old Aberdonian hurdler and runner Sylvia, Glaswegian hurdler David,17, and 19-year old Eilidh, a hurdler from Pitreavie, advice on performance, diet, training and attitude.
Colm Murphy's stable star was also recognised as champion two-mile hurdler at the inaugural awards presentation held by the British Horseracing Board and Irish Turf Club in central London.
Baracouda, the best staying hurdler in the last decade but getting no younger at 11, looked in with a chance on the home turn but kept on at only one pace to finish fifth.