Johnson wins 110-metre hurdles

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:48 IST

Four-time world champion Allen Johnson won the 110-metre hurdles today at the World Athletics Final.

Monte Carlo:

Four-time world champion Allen Johnson won the 110-metre hurdles today at the World Athletics Final. Johnson, who finished in 13.09 seconds in a stiff breeze, had not won a major international race this season until the Brussels Golden League meet two weeks ago. He took the bronze medal at the World Championships in Helsinki, Finland, last month, finishing behind world champion Ladji Doucoure and Liu Xiang. Johnson didn't even make the final at last year's Athens Olympics, while Liu won gold and tied Colin Jackson's world record of 12.91 seconds. Dominique Arnod finished second today in 13.10, and Olympic silver medalist Terrence Trammell clocked 13.17 to take third in the American sweep. Doucoure finished sixth in 13.27. Liu did not race. "I'm very happy. It's been a really, really tough year, but it's been a lot of fun. Every competition is like a world championship final," the 34-year-old Johnson said. "I am still motivated to continue until Beijing 2008. Motivation comes even without big championships next year. I will work on technique and basic training." Also, Allyson Felix captured her ninth win in as many races in the 200. The 19-year-old American finished in 22.27 to beat Jamaican rival Veronica Campbell, who clocked 22.37. Felix has not lost in the 200 since Campbell beat her in last year's Olympic final. (AP)

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