|Full name||Stanley Grant Holloway|
|Born||November 19, 1997|
Chesapeake, Virginia, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|College team||Florida Gators (2017–2019)|
|Turned pro||June 2019|
|Coached by||Mike Holloway (since 2016)|
|Achievements and titles|
|Highest world ranking||1st (110 m hurdles, 2023)|
Stanley Grant Holloway (born November 19, 1997) is an American professional hurdler and sprinter. He is the 2020 Tokyo Olympic silver medalist in the 110 meters hurdles, the 2019 and 2022 World champion, and the second-fastest man in history at the event with a personal best of 12.81 seconds, set at the U.S. Olympic Trials on June 26, 2021. In the 60 meters hurdles, Holloway is the 2022 World Indoor champion and the world indoor record holder with a time of 7.29 seconds set in Madrid, Spain on February 24, 2021.
Despite being a hurdler, he showed incredible versatility whilst competing for the University of Florida, by also doing the flat races, relays and long jump. His incredible range was a driving force in Florida's team performances at the NCAA Championships. In the six NCAA Championships Holloway competed in between 2017 and 2018, Florida won three and finished second in the other three. As of February 2023, he hadn't lost an indoor sprint hurdles race since March 2014, when he was 16 years old.
Stanley Grant Holloway was born November 19, 1997 in Chesapeake, Virginia to mother Latasha and father Stan. 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. 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. He chose to compete for the University of Florida in the hurdles rather than the University of Georgia in football.
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.
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.
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. 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. 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.
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. This mark also made him the third-fastest man in the event in history. His NCAA record of 12.98 s in the 110 m hurdles, set at the NCAA Division I Championships, broke 40-year-old record held by former world record holder Renaldo Nehemiah. He was a member of the championship and record breaking 4 × 100 m relay team at this championships, which clocked the first sub-38 relay in NCAA history with a time of 37.97 s.
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.
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. 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. His victory in the final also made him the overall winner of the 2021 World Indoor Tour in the 60 m hurdles.
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.
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. 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. 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.
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.
Information from World Athletics profile unless otherwise noted.
|Event||Time (m):s||Wind (m/s)||Venue||Date||Notes|
|60 meters indoor||6.50||—||Birmingham, AL, United States||March 9, 2019|
|60 m hurdles indoor||7.29||—||Madrid, Spain||February 24, 2021||World record|
|100 meters||10.21||0.0||Gainesville, FL, United States||April 16, 2022|
|110 m hurdles||12.81||+1.8||Eugene, OR, United States||June 26, 2021||#2 all-time|
|4 × 400 m relay split||43.75||—||Austin, TX, United States||June 7, 2019||Anchor|
|4 × 100 m relay||37.97||—||Austin, TX, United States||June 7, 2019||Collegiate record[note 1]|
|4 × 400 m relay||2:59.60||—||Austin, TX, United States||June 7, 2019|
|4 × 400 m relay indoor||3:01.43||—||College Station, TX, United States||March 10, 2018||#3 all-time[note 2]|
|Long jump||8.17 m (26 ft 9+1⁄2 in)||+0.6||Knoxville, TN, United States||May 12, 2018|
|8.32 m (27 ft 3+1⁄2 in) w||+2.9||Knoxville, TN, United States||May 12, 2018||Wind-assisted|
|High jump||2.16 m (7 ft 1 in)||—||Newport News, VA, United States||June 6, 2014|
|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, OR, United States|
|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+3⁄4 in) w||+2.8||Wind-assisted|
|2016||U.S. Junior Championships||3rd||110 m hurdles||13.37||+1.6||Clovis, California||PB|
|6th||Long jump||7.59 m (24 ft 10+3⁄4 in)||+1.9||SB|
|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+3⁄4 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|
|U.S. Championships||4th||110 m hurdles||13.39||−0.7||Sacramento, California||PB|
|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+1⁄4 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 3⁄4 in)||—||Birmingham, Alabama|
|1st||60 m hurdles||7.35||—||WL, CR, NR, #3 all-time|
|3rd||4 × 400 m relay||3:05.24||—|
|NCAA Division I Championships||12th||Long jump||7.72 m (25 ft 3+3⁄4 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|
|U.S. Championships||2nd||110 m hurdles||13.36||−0.8||Des Moines, Iowa|||
|2021||U.S. Olympic Trials||1st||110 m hurdles||12.96||+0.4||Eugene, Oregon|
|2022||U.S. Indoor Championships||1st||60 m hurdles||7.37||—||Spokane, Washington||=MR|
|U.S. Championships||—||110 m hurdles||DNS||+1.2||Eugene, Oregon|
|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+3⁄4 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+1⁄2 in)||2.13 m (6 ft 11+3⁄4 in)|
|2016||7.53 s||13.37 s||7.59 m (24 ft 10+3⁄4 in)||—|
|2017||7.58 s||13.39 s||8.05 m (26 ft 4+3⁄4 in)||—|
|2018||7.42 s||13.15 s||8.17 m (26 ft 9+1⁄2 in)||—|
|2019||7.35 s||12.98 s||8.02 m (26 ft 3+1⁄2 in)||—|
|2020||7.38 s||13.19 s||—||—|
|2021||7.29 s||12.81 s||—||—|
|2022||7.29 s||12.99 s||—||—|