Chesapeake native Grant Holloway sets new world record in 60-meter hurdles


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Chesapeake native Grant Holloway set a new world record Wednesday for the indoor 60-meter hurdles.

Holloway beat the 27-year-old record by one-hundredth of a second at a speed of 7.29 seconds during a meet in Madrid, NBC reported. The previous record was set by Britain’s Colin Jackson.

The 23-year-old is also currently the world champion in the 110m hurdles with a record time of 12.98.

The Grassfield High School graduate had just beaten his own American record in the 60m hurdles two weeks ago in the World Athletics Indoor Tour with a time of 7.32. His previous record was 7.35.

Holloway, who won three straight national championships in both the indoor and outdoor 60-meter and 110-meter hurdles at the University of Florida, hopes to make his Olympic debut in Tokyo this summer.

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