American Grant Holloway has broken the world indoor 60m hurdles record, clocking 7.29 seconds to shave 0.01 sec off the previous mark set by Briton Colin Jackson in 1994.
Holloway, the 110m hurdles world champion, won the race at the Villa de Madrid by 0.22 seconds, extending his victory streak in indoor sprint hurdles to a remarkable 54 races.
World indoor champion Andrew Pozzi, of Britain, finished second in 7.51sec.
Holloway’s initial time was recorded as 7.32 seconds but was changed to 7.29, and the athlete was informed of his record achievement by a photographer.
“They lied to me! They said it was 7.32 at first,” the 23-year-old Holloway joked in an interview with Spanish television.
On the eve of the race on the renowned fast track, Holloway had predicted that the record was “definitely possible” in his final indoor race of the season.