Related topics: Other Sports
a problem or difficulty that you must deal with before you can achieve something [= obstacle]:
Finding enough money for the project was the first hurdle.
overcome/clear/get over etc a hurdle (=deal successfully with a problem)
one of a series of small fences that a person or horse has to jump over during a race
clear a hurdle (=successfully jump over a hurdle)
a race in which the runners have to jump over hurdles