Grant Holloway
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Holloway at the 2018 U.S. Championships
Personal information
Full nameStanley Grant Holloway
Born (1997-11-19) November 19, 1997 (age 25)[1]
Chesapeake, Virginia, U.S.[1]
EmployerAdidas[2]
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)[1]
Weight190 lb (86 kg)[1]
Sport
CountryUnited States
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Hurdles
Sprints
Long jump
College teamFlorida Gators (2017–2019)[3][4][5]
Turned proJune 2019[6]
Coached byMike Holloway (since 2016)[5][7]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 60 m: 6.50 s (2019)[8][9]
  • 60 m hurdles: 7.29 s (2021, WR)
  • 110 m hurdles: 12.81 s (2021, #2 all-time)
  • 400 m (relay split): 43.75 s (2019)[10][11]
  • Long jump: 26 ft 9+12 in (2018, 8.17 m)

Stanley Grant Holloway (born November 19, 1997) is an American hurdler and sprinter. He is the 2019 and 2022 world champion in the 110 meters hurdles, 2020 Olympic silver medalist in the same event, and current world record holder in the indoor 60 m hurdles, with a time of 7.29 seconds which he set on February 24, 2021. He is also the second fastest man in the 110 meters hurdles in history with a personal best of 12.81 seconds, set at the U.S. Olympic Trials on June 26, 2021.

Despite being a hurdler, Holloway showed incredible versatility whilst competing for the University of Florida, by also doing the long jump, flat races and relays. His incredible range was a driving force in Florida's team performances at the NCAA Championships. In the 6 NCAA Championships Holloway competed in between 2017 and 2018, Florida won 3 and finished 2nd in the other 3.

Early life

Stanley Grant Holloway was born November 19, 1997 in Chesapeake, Virginia to mother Latasha and father Stan.[12][13] Holloway was coached with his older brother Trey by their father Stan in track and field until high school as members of the Track 757 club.[14] Holloway continued to compete in track and field with his brother at Grassfield High School for the Grizzlies, as well as competing on the football team as a wide receiver.[15] He chose to compete for the University of Florida in the hurdles rather than the University of Georgia in football.

Collegiate career

2017

Holloway showed incredible range by competing in the long jump and the 4x400m relay, in addition to his hurdles specialty. He went undefeated in the 60m high hurdles, and won the NCAA Indoor Title in a collegiate-leading 7.58 seconds. He also finished 11th in the long jump and ran the second leg on Florida's 4x400m relay team that finished 2nd. Outdoors, he won the 110m hurdles, finished 2nd in the long jump and anchored Florida's 4x400m relay team to 4th place. He also ran the 3rd leg on their 4x100m team throughout the season. Holloway competed in the US Championships in the hopes of qualifying for the World Championships in London, but finished 4th and missed out by .05 seconds.

2018

Holloway's 2018 season was a repeat of 2017. He continued his unbeaten streak in the 60m high hurdles, defending his NCAA title in a collegiate record-breaking and world leading 7.42 seconds. This year, he finished 2nd in the long jump and Florida finished 3rd in the 4x400m relay with his help on the second leg. Outdoors, he set a then-world-leading 13.15 seconds in the 110m hurdles at the SEC Championships, and defended his NCAA title 4 weeks later. He finished 9th in the long jump, ran the 2nd leg on the 4x100m team that finished 3rd, and anchored Florida to 4th place in the 4x400m. He once again went to the US Championships, this time finishing 2nd by thousandths of a second.

2019

2019 was Holloway's breakthrough year. Despite finding strong challenge from Daniel Roberts of the University of Kentucky, he went unbeaten in the 60m high hurdles and won his 3rd consecutive NCAA title in the event, becoming the first to do so. He also smashed his own collegiate record with 7.35 seconds, also an American record.

He was one of the most versatile athletes in the NCAA, setting personal bests of 6.50 s in the 60 m dash, 12.98 s in the 110 m hurdles, 8.17 m in the long jump, and a 43.75 s split in the 4 × 400 m relay while competing for the Florida Gators. He holds the NCAA and American record in the 60 m hurdles with a time of 7.35 s, set at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships in 2019. The time of 7.35 s in the 60 m hurdles also makes him the third fastest man in the event in history.[8][16][9] His NCAA record of 12.98 s in the 110 m hurdles, set at the 2019 championships, broke a 40-year-old record held by former world record holder Renaldo Nehemiah.[17] He was a member of the championship and record breaking 4 × 100 m relay team at the 2019 championships, which clocked the first sub-38 relay in NCAA history with a time of 37.97 s.[18]

Prior to setting the NCAA and American record in the 60 m hurdles, in February 2018 he set the NCAA record with a 7.42 s clocking at the Clemson Tiger Paw Invitational, beating and taking the record away from Olympic champion in the 110 m hurdles Omar McLeod.[7][19] Later that year he clocked 13.15 s in the 110 m hurdles at the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Championships, winning the meet in the second fastest time in NCAA history.[20][21] This became the third fastest time a year later at the same meet when Holloway ran 13.07 s, just 0.07 s slower than Renaldo Nehemiah's NCAA record.[22]

Holloway was NCAA champion in both the 60 m hurdles and the 110 m hurdles from 2017 to 2019, champion in both the 60 m dash and 60 m hurdles in 2019, and had multiple podium finishes in the long jump, 4 × 100 m relay, and 4 × 400 m relay in the same years. His performances were critical in helping the Florida Gators win the team titles at the 2017 NCAA Division I Championships, the 2018 NCAA Division I Indoor Championships, and the 2019 NCAA Division I Indoor Championships.

Professional track career

Holloway set the 60 m hurdles world record on February 24, 2021 at the conclusion of the World Athletics Indoor Tour in Madrid, beating Colin Jackson's 27-year old world record of 7.30 s by one hundredth of a second.[23] Holloway had previously matched his American record of 7.32 s in the heats, already the #2 all-time performance going into the meet, before winning the final in 7.29 s.[24] His victory in the final also made him the overall winner of the 2021 World Athletics Indoor Tour in the 60 m hurdles.[25]

He made his outdoor debut at the Miramar Invitational in Miramar, Florida on April 10, winning the 110 m hurdles final in a windy (+2.2 m/s) 13.04 s, his fastest opening performance in the event.[26]

Awards and recognition

Holloway was one of three men's finalists in 2018 for The Bowerman—an annual American collegiate track and field award—and was the fan favorite by vote.[27][28] The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) awarded him The Bowerman in 2019, and additionally named him both the Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Year and the Men's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year.[29][30][31] Track & Field News awarded him both the U.S. Collegiate Men's Indoor Athlete Of The Year and the U.S. Collegiate Men's Outdoor Athlete Of The Year titles in 2019.[32][33]

After setting the world record in the 60 m hurdles and having an undefeated indoor season in which he won the 2021 World Indoor Tour title, Holloway was runner-up for the Indoor Men's Athlete Of The Year title by Track & Field News.[34]

Statistics

Personal bests

Sprints and hurdles
Event Time Venue Date Notes
60 m 6.50 Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. March 9, 2019 Indoor
60 m hurdles 7.29 Madrid, Spain February 24, 2021 World record, indoor
110 m hurdles 12.81 Eugene, Oregon, U.S. June 26, 2021 #2 all-time
400 m (relay split) 43.75 Austin, Texas, U.S. June 7, 2019 Anchor[10][11]
4×100 m relay 37.97 Austin, Texas, U.S. June 7, 2019 Collegiate record[note 1]
4×400 m relay 2:59.60 Austin, Texas, U.S. June 7, 2019
Indoor 4×400 m relay 3:01.43 College Station, Texas, U.S. March 10, 2018 #3 all-time[note 2][36]
Jumps
Event Mark Wind (m/s) Venue Date Notes
Long jump 8.17 m (26 ft 9+12 in) +0.6 Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S. May 12, 2018
8.32 m (27 ft 3+12 in) w +2.9 Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S. May 12, 2018 Wind-assisted
High jump 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in) Newport News, Virginia, U.S. June 6, 2014

International championship results

Representing the  United States
Year Championship Position Event Time Wind (m/s) Venue Notes
2019 World Championships 1st 110 m hurdles 13.10 +0.6 Doha, Qatar
2021 Olympic Games 2nd 110 m hurdles 13.09 -0.5 Tokyo, Japan
2022 World Indoor Championships 1st 60 m hurdles 7.39 Belgrade, Serbia
2022 World Championships 1st 110 m hurdles 13.03 +1.2 Eugene, Oregon

Circuit wins

National championship results

Representing the Grassfield High Grizzlies (2015–2016), Florida Gators (2017–2019), and adidas (2019–2021)
Year Championship Position Event Time or mark Wind (m/s) Venue Notes
2015 U.S. Junior Championships 6th (semis) 110 m hurdles 13.75 +1.7 Eugene, Oregon Q[note 3]
3rd Long jump 7.54 m (24 ft 8+34 in) w +2.8 Wind-assisted[37]
2016 U.S. Junior Championships 3rd 110 m hurdles 13.37 +1.6 Clovis, California PB[38]
6th Long jump 7.59 m (24 ft 10+34 in) +1.9 SB[38]
2017 NCAA Division I Indoor Championships 11th Long jump 7.57 m (24 ft 10 in) College Station, Texas
1st 60 m hurdles 7.58 PB
2nd 4×400 m relay 3:03.52
NCAA Division I Championships 2nd Long jump 8.00 m (26 ft 2+34 in) −0.5 Eugene, Oregon
11th 4×100 m relay 39.07
1st 110 m hurdles 13.49 −2.0
4th 4×400 m relay 3:02.16 43.89 s anchor split[39][40]
U.S. Championships 4th 110 m hurdles 13.39 −0.7 Sacramento, California PB[41]
2018 NCAA Division I Indoor Championships 2nd Long jump 8.13 m (26 ft 8 in) College Station, Texas PB
1st 60 m hurdles 7.47
3rd 4×400 m relay 3:01.43 #3 all-time[note 2]
NCAA Division I Championships 9th Long jump 7.83 m (25 ft 8+14 in) +0.1 Eugene, Oregon
1st 110 m hurdles 13.42 −1.1
3rd 4×100 m relay 38.89
4th 4×400 m relay 3:01.83
U.S. Championships 2nd 110 m hurdles 13.46 −1.8 Des Moines, Iowa 13.454 s[note 4]
2019 NCAA Division I Indoor Championships 3rd Long jump 7.95 m (26 ft 34 in) Birmingham, Alabama
1st 60 m hurdles 7.35 WL, CR, NR, #3 all-time[8][16][44][9]
1st 60 m 6.50 PB
3rd 4×400 m relay 3:05.24
NCAA Division I Championships 12th Long jump 7.72 m (25 ft 3+34 in) +1.3 Austin, Texas
1st 4×100 m relay 37.97 WL, CR[note 1]
1st 110 m hurdles 12.98 +0.8 WL, CR, PB
2nd 4×400 m relay 2:59.60 43.75 s anchor split[10][11]
U.S. Championships 2nd 110 m hurdles 13.36 −0.8 Des Moines, Iowa [45]
2021 U.S. Olympic Trials 1st 110 m hurdles 12.96 +0.4 Eugene, Oregon

Seasonal bests

Year 60 m hurdles 110 m hurdles Long jump High jump
2012 8.32 s 14.96 s
2013 8.14 s 14.49 s 6.70 m (21 ft 11+34 in) 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in)
2014 7.93 s 14.11 s 6.81 m (22 ft 4 in) 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in)
2015 7.59 s 13.75 s 7.84 m (25 ft 8+12 in) 2.13 m (6 ft 11+34 in)
2016 7.53 s 13.37 s 7.59 m (24 ft 10+34 in)
2017 7.58 s 13.39 s 8.05 m (26 ft 4+34 in)
2018 7.42 s 13.15 s 8.17 m (26 ft 9+12 in)
2019 7.35 s 12.98 s 8.02 m (26 ft 3+12 in)
2020 7.38 s 13.19 s
2021 7.29 s 12.81 s

Notes

  1. ^ a b Shared with Raymond Ekevwo, Abdul Hakim Sani Brown, and Ryan Clark for the Florida Gators. Holloway was the third carrier, after Sani Brown and before Clark.
  2. ^ a b Shared with Kunle Fasasi, Chantz Sawyers, and Benjamin Lobo Vedel for the Florida Gators. Holloway was the second carrier, after Fasasi and before Sawyers.
  3. ^ Qualified for the final but did not start (DNS).[37]
  4. ^ Devon Allen also finished with a (rounded-up) time of 13.46 s, but placed first ahead of Holloway because Allen finished in 13.452 s to Holloway's 13.454 s.[42][43]

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Videos

Records Preceded by Colin Jackson Men's 60 m hurdles world record holder February 24, 2021 – present Incumbent Preceded by Dayron Robles Men's 60 m hurdles North American and Pan American record holder February 9, 2021 – present Incumbent Preceded byGreg Foster, Allen Johnson, and Terrence Trammell Men's 60 m hurdles American record holder March 9, 2019 – present Incumbent
Achievements Preceded by Sergey Shubenkov Men's 110 m hurdles season's best 2019 Succeeded by Orlando Ortega Preceded by Andrew Pozzi Men's 60 m hurdles season's best 2018 – present Incumbent