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Get up, stand up: McLeod strikes gold for Jamaica

Get up, stand up: McLeod strikes gold for Jamaica

LONDON — The tune blaring across the stadium sound system was unmistakable: “Jamming” by Bob Marley. The flag the winner paraded around the track was familiar too: the black, green and gold cross of Jamaica.

That 110-meter hurdler Omar McLeod was at the center of the celebration Monday wasn’t all that big a surprise.

That McLeod was the first from the island to do the honors at this year’s world championships still feels like something of a shock.

The 23-year-old from Kingston did what Usain Bolt and Elaine Thompson could not the previous two nights in the 100 meters — namely, powered toward the finish line and left the field behind to bring a gold medal home to a...

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