Illustrated Sprint Hurdles Technique
By Mike Rosenbaum, About.com Guide
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Reaching the hurdle (first view)
Liu Xiang demonstrates the form that helped him win the 2004 Olympic 110-meter gold medal. Note that his lead leg remains slightly bent as his foot reaches the hurdle. Also note his forward lean.
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Lean sharply forward from your hips as your lead foot clears the hurdle, your lead hand extends forward and your opposite arm stays back for balance. The trail leg rises, with the shin parallel to the ground.