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2016 Olympics: Devon Allen, Jonathan Cabral advance to finals in 110 meter hurdles

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Athletics - Olympics: Day 10 Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

In just a couple of hours, Devon Allen and Jonathan Cabral will race for an Olympic gold medal in the 110 meter hurdles.

Allen and Cabral both advanced to tonight’s final on time, finishing third and fourth, respectively, in their semifinal heat together.

Despite being one of the favorites heading into the Olympics, Devon Allen did not automatically advance during Tuesday’s semifinal. Allen finished third in 13.36 seconds. The top two finishers in each semifinal race automatically qualify, while the next two fastest runners from the three heats qualify for the last two spots on time.

Jamaica’s Omar McLeod won the heat in 13.15 seconds, while France’s Pascal Martinot-LaGarde took second in 13.23 seconds

After Allen’s heat, he had the fastest non-automatic qualifying time.

Former Duck Jonathan Cabral was also in Allen’s heat, running for Canada. Cabral finished fourth in the heat right behind Allen in 13.41 seconds, which was good enough for the last time qualifying spot heading into the final heat of the semifinals.

Allen and Cabral had to sweat through the last semifinal, which was won by France’s Dimitri Bascou in 13.23 seconds. Milan Trajkovic of Cyprus took the last automatic qualifying spot, while Jeff Porter’s time of 13.46 seconds meant that both Allen and Cabral could advance to the finals.

The men’s 110 hurdles final will take place tonight at 6:45 p.m. PT, so SET YOUR CLOCKS BECAUSE THE DUCKS ARE RUNNING AND JUMPING FOR GOLD.