Jamaica’s Omar McLeod, running in lane nine, easily made it into the semi-finals of the men’s 110 metres hurdles at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar on Monday.
McLeod, the defending champion, got a good start and maintained a presence at the top of the race as he held off his challengers during the middle stages, before moving away and easing down at the end to win in 13.17 seconds.
The top four in each of the five heats will automatically advance to the semi-finals. Joining McLeod in that stage were Milan Trajkovic of Cyprus, Antonio Alkana of South Africa and Devon Allen of the United States of America.
Tranjkovic did 13.37 seconds with Alkana doing 13.41 and Allen 13.46.