Socialing The Distance with Larry Eder Featuring Grant Holloway, 60m Hurdle Indoor World Record Holder, Tokyo Olympic silver medalist

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RunBlogRun presents
Socialing The Distance with Larry Eder
Featuring Grant Holloway,

World Indoor record holder, 60m hurdles,

2nd fastest 110m Hurdler ever

Tokyo Silver medalist, 110m Hurdles

Grant Holloway is one of the most charismatic, entertaining, talented and hard working athletes that I have ever met or observed. His skills over the 60m hurdles and 110 meter hurdles are enthralling! This past winter, Grant broke the three decade plus record of Colin Jackson at 60m. This past summer, Grant Holloway ran the second fastest time in the 110m hurdles (12.81) and made it look so easy.

Holloway_Grant-QR-OlyTrials21w.jpgGrant Holloway, US Olympic Trials champion, photo by Kevin Morris / @kevmofoto

Just six weeks later, in his only 98 percent race of the year, Grant Holloway showed us that, occasionally, he was human. He took the Olympic silver medal, when Hansle Parchment, the 2012 Olympic bronze medalist, 2015 WC silver medalist and 2018 Commonwealth silver medalist, saw a break in Holloway's perfect hurdling and took the gold from Grant. That's an Olympic final, one is either all on fire, or someone will catch you.

Holloway_Grant-R-OlyTrials21w.jpgGrant Holloway, 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials champion, #2 All time, 110m hurdles, Olympic silver medalist, photo by Kevin Morris / @kevmofoto

Showing class worthy of a future all time great, Grant Holloway made no excuses and noted that he will just have to wait until 2024 Paris for Olympic gold. This interview was a lot of fun. Just a normal conversation with one of adidas' most highly regarded athletes, Grant Holloway is the present and future of hurdling.

Time Stamps:

0:00 -Introduction

0:36 -Competing in Europe after Trials

2:34 -US Trials

3:48 -Feelings during the Final at the Trials

4:52 -The Heat in Eugene

6:00 - Heading to Tokyo

6:44 - Europe after Tokyo?

7:21 - Track Spikes and performance

8:53 - Improvements in your race in the last 18 months

10:21 - Sleeping arrangements in Tokyo

11:53 - How excited are you to go to the Olympics?

12:34 - The Championship Mindset

15:12 - First time you dreamed of the Olympics

17:12 - Making the Olympic team

18:09 - The Relays

19:23 - Internet Problems

20:31 - The relationship between media and athletes

21:59 - Why do you love the hurdles?

22:49 - What kind of kid should go into the hurdles?

22:59 - Is the 110m Hurdles the toughest event?

23:13 - Is the 110m Hurdles the most precise event?

23:26 - How often can you race at your level?

24:49 - If not hurdle, what event would you try?

25:19 - Would you ever try the decathlon?

25:44 - Thoughts on Warholm's WR?

26:32 - Are rivalries good for the sport?

26:59 - Thoughts on crowds vs no crowds in Tokyo?

27:17 - How important was the Indoor WR?

28:01 - Time spent on Social Media

28:10 - Still gaming?

28:31 - What do you do to relax?

28:53 - Do you have a hype song before races?

29:09 - Fan of Netflix?

29:27 - Passing time on long flights?

29:50 - 4 Top Current Hurdlers

30:17 - 4 Greatest Hurdlers of all time

31:03 - Thoughts on Aries Merritt

32:02 - World Champs 2022

32:15 - Thoughts on the new Hayward Field

32:55 - The crowd in Hungary

33:16 - More health and safety

34:43 - Ending

35:40 - Epilogue

Grant on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Flaamingoo_
Grant on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/flaamingoo_/

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