Grant Holloway makes statement with win in 110-meter hurdles

Grant Holloway made a statement in the men’s 110-meter hurdles at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials.

Holloway got out of the blocks quick, was in the lead at the first hurdle and led the entire way over each hurdle and crossed the finish line in a world-leading time of 12.86 seconds. It’s the second-fastest time he’s ever run in what was a very fast final.

Freddie Crittenden placed second, running a personal-best time of 12.93. Daniel Roberts took third and clinched the final Olympic roster spot in the 110 hurdles with a personal-best time of 12.96.

It was the first time in history that a single 110-meter hurdles race had three sub-13 second finishers, per NBC Sports.

The world record is 12.80 seconds, which was set by Aries Merritt in 2012.

‘One of the biggest things for me is I’ve been having great practices. As long as it translates from practices to the track, I’m good,’ Holloway said during these trials. ‘I want to put pressure on the field and let everybody know that I’m still on top.’

Holloway is a three-time world champion in the 110-meter hurdles. His personal-best time of 12.81 is the second-fastest time in the history of the event.

The 26-year-old is after his first Olympic gold medal. He placed second at the Tokyo Olympics.

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