Grant Holloway broke Colin Jackson's world indoor 60m hurdles record at the World Indoor Tour in Madrid, Spain.
The American finished in 7.29 seconds to shave 0.01 seconds off the previous mark set by 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 54 races. World indoor champion Andrew Pozzi of Britain finished second in a time of 7.51 seconds.
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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.
"I wouldn't say it was a perfect race, but I tied my PR in the heat and that usually means I run faster in the final. I just went out there and executed my race."
Holloway said the outdoor 110m hurdles world record of fellow US sprint hurdler Aries Merritt, set in 2012, was now in his sights.
"But I want to let all this soak in first, then my priority is win the Olympic Trials and then the Olympic gold medal."
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