That is not the big news, however. Liu Xiang is no longer a co-world record holder in the 110m hurdles, as he ran a stunning 12.88 for a new record. Dominique Arnold was also under the old record, at 12.90, and was essentially even off the last hurdle.
Xavier Carter was a late entry in the 200 meters and got stuck out in lane 8. He hadn't run since his historic four-win weekend at the NCAA championships. Bad start, OK turn, dynamite last 50, ran 19.63, the second-fastest ever. This race was the first ever with four men under 20.00.
Those are just the headlines, though. A fantastic meet.