American David Oliver has posted the fastest time this year in the 110-meter hurdles when he clocked 12.89 seconds in winning at the Paris Diamond League meet, just 0.02 short of Dayron Robles' world record.
Under perfect weather conditions on Friday, with mild temperature and a slight tail wind, Oliver enjoyed a strong start and pulled away to win ahead of fellow American Ryan Wilson, who finished in 13.12.
Another American sprinter, Ronnie Ashe, was third in 13.21.
Robles, the defending Olympic champion and world-record holder in the 110-meter hurdles, pulled out of the meeting because of leg problems.
The powerfully built Oliver already clocked the previous season's best time, of 12.90, at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon.
No world record has ever been set on the fast Stade de France track.