Today Google have launched the interactive London 2012 Hurdles Google Doodle game. In the game you are one of the athletes running at the Olympics. In the game you need to jump over 10 obstacles (called hurdles). In the sport you also need to jump over ten obstacles whatever the distance you are running. The athletics sport is similar to running with the main difference being the obstacles.
It is interesting to look at the 100 meters racing event without obstacles and the 100 meters event with obstacles to see just how much on average the obstacles slow runners down. The current world record for 100 meters is 10.49 seconds by Griffith Joyner Florence of the USA; she achieved this record on 16 July 1988 in Indianapolis, IN (USA). Griffith Joyner Florence is also the 100 meters Olympic Record holder with 10.62 seconds during the Olympics in Seoul Korea.
The 100 meters hurdle race world record is 12.21 seconds achieved by Donkova Yordanka from Bulgaria. The Olympic Hurdles record belongs to Hayes Joanna from the USA. This was achieved during the Olympics in Athens Greece on the 24th of August 2004.
From the information above it is safe to say that on average there is a 2 seconds difference in time between hurdles racing and 100 meters racing without any obstacles.
If you are playing the London 2012 Hurdles game you will need to run the race at 12.21 seconds to beat they current world record for women’s hurdle racing. If you want to achieve the London 2012 Hurdles Olympic world record you will need to run faster than 12.37 seconds.
We have written an earlier article about the London 2012 Hurdles game and ask users to tell us what there fastest times were for the London 2012 Hurdles game, from this statistics it seems that the fastest Google Doodle London 2012 Hurdles racing game is above 10 seconds.
If you are playing the London 2012 hurdles game, feel free to post your best times below. This will help other people find out how close they came to the average running time.
How to play the London 2012 Hurdles game
Simply go to any Google Search Engine, on Tuesday the 7th of August 2012. The London 2012 Hurdles game is an international Google Doodle and will be available on all the search engines pages for the day. The Google Doodle will load, and you will see the athlete walking to the starting line. In the center of the game there is a play button. Click on the play button to start the game.
To get your athlete to run, press the left and right buttons on your keyboard as fast as possible, the faster you push these button, the faster your athlete will run. To jump over the obstacles press the spacebar on your keyboard, this will make your athlete jump.
If you have finished your race, you can submit and share the London 2012 Hurdles game with your friends on Google+, or you can replay the game, by clicking on the replay button. If you want to read the latest news about the London 2012 Hurdles game and Olympic event click on the Search button.
Best London 2012 Google Doodle
Here at 3D Car Shows we love Google Doodles, and regularly write about these doodles for fun and to provide our readers with something different than just car news. During the London 2012 Olympics we have written about several of the Google Doodles from the London 2012 set of doodles.
Yesterday we had the London 2012 Javelin Google Doodle, and we thought that this is the best Google doodle for the London 2012 games, however we were pleasantly surprised with the London 2012 Hurdles Google Doodle and currently this doodle are our Gold Medal winner for the London 2012 Olympics!
It would have been great if Google could have created more interactive Google Doodles like the London 2012 Hurdles game for all the sports at the Olympics!