Eagles' Devon Allen disqualified in 110m hurdles final at world track and field championships

Philadelphia Eagles pass receiver Devon Allen accomplished a dream in reaching the 110-meter obstacles last at the world champions. Unfortunately his dream developed into a problem. 

Allen didn’t get to run his race after getting disqualified at the World Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon Sunday night. At the start of the race, Allen was disqualified for an incorrect start by 1/1000th of a 2nd and was not able to take part in the race — rejecting him a chance at a medal. 

Grant Holloway, Allen’s United States colleague, made the gold medal with a gaining time of 13.03 seconds. Trey Cunningham, likewise from the United States, took house the silver. The United States had the chance for a podium sweep with Allen getting approved for the last — signing up with Holloway and Cunningham — however it was not to be. 

Allen ran a 13.09 in his semifinal heat Saturday, completing 2nd and instantly advancing to the last. He ran his initial heat in 13.47, winning that race. Allen ran this occasion in 12.84 seconds last month — the third-fastest in history. 

Despite his success on the track this summer season, Allen still is making football with the Eagles his No. 1 concern as he’ll report to training school next week. Allen signed a three-year agreement with the Eagles in April after running a 4.35 40-yard dash at Oregon’s Pro Day. That sufficed for the Eagles to offer the 27-year-old pass receiver an excellent appearance this summer season. 

Why did Allen take so long to offer football a shot? He suffered 2 ACL injuries in his profession at Oregon, the very first in the left knee at the 2015 College Football Playoff. He returned for his senior season at Oregon and tore the ACL in his ideal knee in 2016, not having actually played a football video game considering that (he signed an expert track and field agreement in 2016). 

In in between the ACL tears, Allen completed fifth at the 2016 Rio Olympics in 110-meter obstacles. He’s a three-time nationwide champ in the 110-meter obstacles (2014, 2016, 2018) and a two-time Olympian in case. Allen completed 4th in the 110-meter obstacles in the 2020 Beijing Olympics last summer season. 

Though the obstacles result was frustrating, Allen will still have a chance to make his mark with the Eagles in a week. He’ll likewise have other possibilities to catch that evasive medal in the 110-meter obstacles over the next couple of years, with the 2023 World Championships in Hungary and the 2024 Olympics in Paris. 

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