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HURDLE, Eng. law. A species of sledge, used to draw traitors to execution.

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As with the hurdler, if those obstacles can be mitigated, the effect can be minimized.
Pearson and Porter will both have to contend with an American trio boasting the three fastest hurdlers of 2014.
Another added: "Michelle Jenneke Might Be the Hottest Hurdler Ever."
Check below for the video of the 19-year-old Australian hurdler Michelle Jenneke warming up for her race.
Monksfield was one of a triumvirate of great hurdlers, along with Night Nurse and Sea Pigeon, who kept on locking horns in the late 1970s.
Fellow Welsh 400m hurdler Rhys Williams had earlier sent a message to Greene; producing a sprint finish to make sure he won the second heat and in the process clocked the fastest qualifying time.
Speed is the main motor quality of the sprinter and hurdler. The development of speed on all ways, combined with the other technical skills and motor qualities necessary for the runner have various aspects, according to the type of manifestation:
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.
Eilidh, a Pitreavie ACC hurdler, was trained by 2005 World Championships bronze medallist Lee McConnell.
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.
WHEN YOU OBSERVE the grace and beauty, the rhythm and quickness of the high hurdler, you cannot help but wonder about the fundamental athleticism that marks the outstanding sprinter-hurdler and what it takes to mesh all of these qualities into a stunning reality.
* Hurdler Stretch--Another exercise that is a favorite of many runners, the hurdler stretch can stretch either the hamstrings by leaning forward or the quadriceps by leaning back.