LONDON — The tune blaring across the stadium sound system was unmistakable: “Jamming” by Bob Marley. The flag the winner paraded around the track was familiar too: the black, green and gold cross of Jamaica.
That 110-meter hurdler Omar McLeod was at the center of the celebration Monday wasn’t all that big a surprise.
That McLeod was the first from the island to do the honors at this year’s world championships still feels like something of a shock.
The 23-year-old from Kingston did what Usain Bolt and Elaine Thompson could not the previous two nights in the 100 meters — namely, powered toward the finish line and left the field behind to bring a gold medal home to a...