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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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200m, 60m hurdles, pole vault, triple jump, super weight throw, pentathlon
It's neck and neck at the last before Hurricane Fly (blue) runs on to beat Jezki in the Ryanair Hurdle at Leopardstown last month When winning last month, Fiscal Focus, a 14-1 shot for the JCB Triumph Hurdle, gave McDonogh, trainer of iconic dual Champion Hurdle winner Monksfield, a welcome return to the big-race limelight.
Dunguib won the Champion Bumper and then won his first two hurdles before taking a pair of Grade 1 hurdles.
1 in the women's marathon in more than 20years, and Demus moved up to the top spot in the 400 hurdles.
We set up a flight of 10 hurdles back to back in our workout area.
These hurdles may be temperature, water activity, acidity, redox potential or preservatives, among others.
Trainer Mark Pitman yesterday reported Ashley Park in good form for his return to action in the Pertemps Christmas Hurdle at Kempton a week today.
I'm all for safety coming first as far as horses and jockeys are concerned, but if the fences are safe, how come the hurdles course is unsafe?
MAC'S Joy, the missing link in all the top hurdle action so far this season, is on course to reappear in the AIG Europe Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown on January 28.
About the only thing Anderson didn't do was break the City record in the 300 hurdles.
Track hurdles are great for developing leg/hip flexibility and strength, knee bend, and as a general warm-up activity.
The arm action and body posture determine the speed with which the athlete touches down off the hurdle and his/her sprinting speed between hurdles.