(Reuters) – American Grant Holloway stated he was not stunned by his blistering tempo on the World Indoor Tour circuit this 12 months as he eclipsed the long-standing world indoor 60m hurdles file in Madrid.
Holloway, the out of doors 110m hurdles world champion, gained his tenth race of the 12 months on Wednesday as he completed the 60m hurdles remaining in 7.29 seconds, shaving 0.01 seconds off the earlier mark set by Briton Colin Jackson in 1994.
He has breached the 7.4 seconds-mark on seven events this 12 months – a file for one season – however the 23-year-old stated he was not content material together with his performances.
“No race is ideal. There’s all the time one thing you are able to do higher,” Holloway instructed World Athletics. “However should you keep constant, you may have a breakthrough ultimately.
“I am probably not stunned (with my type). It was only a matter of executing and doing what I do greatest.”
Jackson stated he was delighted to see Holloway etch his title within the file books.
“He is been so shut on a couple of events, so it was solely going to be a matter of time,” the 54-year-old Briton stated. “I am all the time excited to see historical past being made. Congratulations Grant, hold enhancing and go sub 7.25!”
Holloway is hoping to hold the momentum into the out of doors season, together with his sights firmly set on the Tokyo Olympics and 110m hurdles world file of 12.80 seconds set by fellow U.S. dash hurdler Aries Merritt in 2012.
“The sky is the restrict,” stated Holloway. “I attempt to not put a quantity on my objectives. No matter occurs occurs.
“Do not get me flawed – I wish to win all of my meets, but when I occur to lose (a gathering on the circuit) however I nonetheless get to win the Olympic gold medal, then I will be joyful.”
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