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Aug. 14, 2005

Columbus, Ohio – Joel Brown, a former All-American hurdler at Ohio State, placed sixth in the 110-meter hurdles final Friday at the 2005 International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Championships in Helsinki, Finland. Brown, competing in his first world championships, timed a 13.47 and was one of four Americans to place in the Top 6 overall.

Fellow Team USA members Allen Johnson, Terrence Trammell – both 2004 Olympians – and Dominique Arnold all finished ahead of Brown. Johnson, the 1996 Olympic Champion, was the top American in a time of 13.10. Arnold took fourth at 13.13 ahead of Trammell and his 13.20.

Doucouré Ladji of France captured the gold medal in 13.07, edging out silver medalist Xiang Liu of China, who crossed at 13.08. v PAX television will provide condensed coverage of the 2005 IAAF World Track and Field Championships. The network will broadcast from 5-6 p.m. Monday through Friday of this week and change its time slot to 4-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. A complete schedule, live results and audio broadcasts for the 2005 IAAF World’s can be accessed at www.iaaf.org.

2005 IAAF World Championships Official Results – 110 Metres Hurdles – Men – Final

Pos Lane Bib Athlete Country Mark React 1 5 314 Doucouré, Ladji FRA 13.07 0.164 2 2 148 Liu, Xiang CHN 13.08 0.142 3 4 997 Johnson, Allen USA 13.10 0.147 4 8 963 Arnold, Dominique USA 13.13 0.173 5 6 1034 Trammell, Terrence USA 13.20 0.222 6 1 970 Brown, Joel USA 13.47 0.160 7 3 512 Wignall, Maurice JAM 13.47 0.167 8 7 107 Inocêncio, Mateus Facho BRA 13.48 0.157