HOLLOWAY BREAKS WORLD RECORD, EYES OLYMPIC GLORY
Grant Holloway has set his sights on Olympic gold after breaking a world indoor 60m hurdles record that had stood for 27 years.
The American ran 7.29s to shave one hundredth of a second off the record Colin Jackson set back in 1994 and immediately set his sights on going one better.
“The world record outdoors (12.80s) is definitely in my sights but I want to let all this soak in first, then my priority is to win the Olympic trials and the Olympic gold medal,” the 23-year-old said after the Madrid race.
ICM Stellar Athletics Operations Director Jennifer Stout said: “We are thrilled to see Grant’s success, breaking a 27-year-old record is a remarkable achievement by a remarkable athlete.
“Grant has run five of the eight fastest 60m hurdle races in history. With it looking more likely that the Olympics will take place, all we see is gold!”