It’s that time again! The Olympic trials are underway, and next up is the men’s track and field hurdles. But who will make it past the finish line and on to Rio on July 9? Click here for the live stream from 8pm EST to watch!
We can’t wait for the men of our U.S. team to compete in the 100 and 110m hurdles! The track and field Olympic trails will bring out the best and brightest hopefuls on July 9, who will compete for the chance to represent America in Rio. David Oliver and Aries Merritt are definitely two of the hotshots to watch, but who will join them? Watch with us live from Eugene, Oregon on NBC at 8pm ET!
Although the hurdles competition will only take place for an hour, there is still a lot at stake. Competitors who achieve the Olympic qualifying standard of 13.47 seconds or faster, will make Team USA and go to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. That’s major! Watch The Olympic Track & Field Trials Online Here.
The trials definitely brings out the best of the best, and many of those competing are already medalists in other major competitions. So this won’t be an easy run to the finish line. David and Aries are only two of the men to look out for this season. And Aries will definitely bring his A-game. The hurdler has already set the world record and American record at 12.80 seconds! Now that’s fast!
But David is looking like a favorite as well. The 2008 bronze medalist recently shared his qualifying time at 13.12 seconds! And in addition to the U.S. frontrunners, there’s also David Allen. David first grabbed attention after he nabbed the NCAA U.S. hurdles title in 2014, and is a promising pick for Team USA.
The Olympic track and field trials will conclude on July 10. Thirteen seconds will go by super fast, so make sure you’re paying attention. You don’t want to miss this one!
HollywoodLifers, are you looking forward to the U.S. men’s hurdling team competing at the 2016 Olympics in rio? Who will you be rooting for to qualify in the upcoming trials?