Grant Holloway sets a new best of 7.29 seconds, shaving 0.01 off the previous record set by Britain’s Colin Jackson; Britain’s Andrew Pozzi finishes second in 7.51 secs.
American Grant Holloway has broken the world indoor 60m hurdles record beating the previous best set by Great Britain’s Colin Jackson by one hundredth of a second.
Holloway, the 110m hurdles world champion, set a new best of 7.29 seconds at the World Indoor Tour meeting in Madrid to shave 0.01 seconds off the previous mark set by Jackson in 1994.
Holloway’s time was initially recorded as 7.32 seconds but was changed to 7.29, and the athlete was informed of his record achievement by a photographer.
“They lied to me, they said it was 7.32 at first,” the 23-year-old Holloway joked in an interview with Spanish television.
The American’s victory at the Villa de Madrid saw him extend his winning streak in indoor sprint hurdles to 54 races.
Great Britain’s Andrew Pozzi of Britain finished second in a time of 7.51 seconds.