American runner Grant Holloway, 23, broke the world record for Britain’s Colin Jackson in 60-meter hurdles in a hall at the Madrid Athletics meeting on Wednesday.
Holloway, world champion of the 110-meter hurdles in 2019, set a new record of 7.29 seconds, breaking the previous record set by Britain’s Jackson in March 1994.
Grant Holloway breaks world indoor 60m hurdles record in Madrid #WorldIndoorTour
Stunning hurdling from @Flaamingoo_ to clock 7.29 👏
— World Athletics (@WorldAthletics) February 24, 2021
Holloway scored 7.32 seconds in the qualifiers. He started the final race in his familiar fashion on his way to the new record, with Britain’s Andrew Pozzi finishing second with 7.51 seconds.
Holloway had not suffered a loss in 41 races in the 60-meter hurdles since its inaugural adult races less than four years ago.