Shubenkov got off to a slow start, but came from behind to catch Omar McLeod, the Jamaican world and Olympic champion, who had led the race right from the start.
The 28-year-old Russian recaptured the lead in the final seconds before being tripped by McLeod as the Jamaican stumbled at the last hurdle, sending Shubenkov flying over the finish line.
Despite the awkward fall, the 2015 world champion managed to lean forward over the line to seal a well-deserved victory.
Runner Wins Race Despite Being Tripped 😲 pic.twitter.com/EeboUa0Wct
— SportsGossip.com (@sportsgossip) June 17, 2019
“It was a dramatic race, but a really great race,” said Shubenkov.
“And I was able to win. That’s very important. I am feeling stronger than before. Having Omar in the field gave me an extra motivation.”
Talk about a photo finish.
Have you ever seen a photo finish image like it?@s_shubenkov_EN dived for the line as @Warrior_omz caught him coming off the final hurdle, but still managed to equal the meeting record of 13.12!
Watch the video back here: https://t.co/fBP0LSaKwu#DiamondLeague #RabatDL 🇲🇦 pic.twitter.com/viEiuyFiQk
— IAAF Diamond League (@Diamond_League) June 17, 2019
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