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Oregon Ducks: Devon Allen set for men's 110m hurdles semifinals at Tokyo Olympics

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The former Oregon Duck is gearing up for his biggest event in Tokyo.

After running a time of 13:10 seconds, good for second place in the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Devon Allen is participating in his second consecutive Olympics this summer.

And now he's set to battle it out in the Men's 110m Hurdles Semifinals in Tokyo. 

The race is set for 7:08pm PT Tuesday night. 

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Of the 6 preliminary heats on the day in Japan, Allen had the third fastest time at 13.21. 

Allen will join fellow Americans Grant Holloway and Daniel Roberts in men’s 110m hurdles semifinals

Rewinding back to late June, during Heat 2 of the 110m Hurdles Semifinals at the Olympic Trials, Allen finished in first place with a time of 13.10 seconds which was good for second place in the semifinal heats. 

“I came out aggressive and stayed relaxed which set me up which set me up well for the next couple of rounds,” Allen said via the Daily Emerald after posting a time of 13.26 seconds at this year's trails. “I got a big home-field advantage… I get a lot of love and it makes me feel appreciated before every race.”

The former two-sport athlete at the University of Oregon placed 5th with a time of 13.31 at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. 

He enrolled at Oregon as a four-star wide receiver and won a national championship in the 110m hurdles in 2014. 

 

And now he's looking for a medal in his return to Olympic competition.