Olympic Track Results 2012: Aries Merritt and Top 110 Hurdle Medal Contenders

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Olympic Track Results 2012: Aries Merritt and Top 110 Hurdle Medal Contenders
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The men's 110-meter hurdles has some different favorites than expected in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

With the preliminary heats concluded, one top competitor failed to advance. China's Liu Xiang, who won the gold at the 2004 Olympics, didn't get over the first hurdle. And according to Andrew Das of the New York Times:

Such an unfortunate way to go out.

And to open the field even more, Poland's Artur Noga—who took fifth in Beijing—pulled up before the first hurdle in the same heat, per NBC News photo blog

To that end, the window of opportunity has extended itself. So, let's look at a revised list of the top medal contenders in the men's 110-meter hurdles.

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