2019 Doha world 110m hurdles champion Grant Holloway missed the 60m hurdles world record as he ran 7.32 seconds to break his own American record and miss Colin Jackson’ 27-year-old world record by .02 seconds making him the second-fastest man in the history of the event.
The 23-year-old American clocked 7.35 on that occasion, equalling his own North American indoor record in Lievin, in what was his first indoor race in Europe, he was up against a stronger field and he duly rose to the occasion.
Following a comfortable-looking 7.38 victory in the heats, the 23-year-old powered his way over the five hurdles in the final to stop the clock at a North American indoor record of 7.32 – agonisingly close to Colin Jackson’s 7.30 world indoor record set back in 1994. Holloway, 23, now owns three of the six fastest times in history.
France’s Wilhem Belocian was second in 7.52, just 0.03 ahead of Italy’s Paolo Dal Molin. USA’s Aaron Mallett was fourth in 7.57.