The Olympic Torch has begun its round-the-world relay amid tight security in the Chinese capital Beijing. Carried by Liu Xiang – Team Nutrilite.
The symbolic start to China’s Olympic Games took place at Tiananmen Square.
On July 11, 2006, Liu Xiang raced to victory in the 110-meter hurdles at the IAAF Super Grand Prix in Lausanne, Switzerland, setting a new world record with a time of just 12.88 seconds. Just five years earlier, at the tender age of 18, Xiang burst onto the racing scene by making the semifinals at the World Championships. One year later, he set the World Junior and Asian records for the 110-meter hurdles. And just a year after that, Xiang won gold at the 2004 Olympic Games. Today, Xiang is the newest global brand ambassador for Nutrilite. “I will definitely deliver the Nutrilite philosophy to every corner of the world,” said Xiang.
Xiang set his world record in the 110-meter hurdles. The 110-meter hurdles is considered the standard sprint hurdle race and includes 10 42-inch-high hurdles, which participants must leap over as they run. The first hurdle is placed 15 yards from the starting line and the distance between hurdles is 10 yards.