Geoff wrote:Can anyone think of any athletes at the top level who could run A standards for both events in the same season?
Off the top of my head David Hemery, Alan Pascoe, John Ridgeon and Paul Gray of our British athletes spring to mind. Did Ridgeon go sub 49 in his first season? Not many of the current world ranked 400 hurdlers appear to have done much at 110h with 13.7/8 being about the best. Andre Phillips ran 13.25 before turning to the long hurdles.
Pretty difficult to do both at world level so imagine he's have to make his mind up one way or the other but possible to change direction mid-winter?
I can think of at least a dozen women.
Queen Harrison 12'6 and 54.5 last yearJoanna Hayes
, 54.57 & 12.89 in the same season (1999), competed at Worlds in the 4h twice before concentrating on the 110m hurdles culminating in an Olympic title.Lashinda Demus
did 12'97 this year and her 52.4Nickeisha Wilson
12'79 & 54'8 in 2009 (has a 53.8 best at 4h)Tasha Danvers
12'96 & 54.02 in 2003
For the men, the only one who comes to mind is Clement who ran 13'7 and 48.5 in 2004 as a teenager.