Grant Holloway will have two races in Europe. His first competition was in front of the five thousand fans in the Stade Couvert in the Pas de Calais. Holloway ran 7.40 in his first heat. In the 60m hurdle final, Grant Holloway battled Wilhelm Belocian, Pascal Martinot Lagarde, Jarret Eaton, Daniel Roberts, Andrew Pozzi, among others.
In the final, Grant Holloway followed up the 7.40 with his new WL of 7.35 over 60m hurdles. His start was good and by mid-race, Grant Holloway was nearly a hurdle ahead! Afterward, he thanked the fans, which he did not have in 2021 when he raced in Lieven.
What will he do in Birmingham this coming weekend?
Grant Holloway, just before the final, Meeting de Lieven, photo by Larry Eder via World Athletics broadcast
Marcell Jacobs is the 2021 Tokyo gold medalist at the 100 meters and part of Italy’s 4x100m gold medal relay team. In his heat, Marcel, aka Crazy Long Jumper, ran 6.53. In the final, Marcel ran 6.50, to take the 60-meter final. This was the third 60m win this winter for the Italian superstar.
Holloway and Jacobs were two of the huge stars in the Meeting de Lieven.
Marcell Jacobs, Meeting de Lieven 60m champion, Feb. 17, 2022, photo by World Indoor Tour/ World Athletics/Meeting de Lieven
Holloway and Jacobs impressed
Grant Holloway zips down the track, Meeting de Lieven, Feb. 17, 2022, photo by World Indoor tour/World Athletics /Meeting de Lieven
LIEVIN (FRA, Feb 17): In sprints World champion Grant Holloway improved his own World lead with a superb 7.35 over 60 m hurdles. Only six faster times have been registered in the indoor history. Pascal Martinot-Lagarde achieved 7.46 EL and third Jarret Eaton 7.51. Olympic winner Marcell Jacobs won the 60 m in 6.50 (after even better looking relaxed 6.53 in heats). Behind him US sprinters Cravont Charleston with 6.52 PB and Elijah Hall 6.57. In fourth Ferdinand Omanyala another Kenyan record 6.57 still ahead of co-favorite Ronnie Baker 6.59. Laetitia Bapte won for the home crowd the women hurdles in 8.00 over Reeta Hurske from Finland 8.06. In pole vault competitions favorites prevailed. US Chris Nilsen as only one cleared 591 in the first attempt and then tried for US record 603. Thiago Braz and Menno Vloon followed with 581. Anzhelika Sidorova improved her own World lead to 485 and tried at 490 in the women’s competition. Second Iryna Zhuk 480 NR and third Olympic winner Katie Nageotte 480 best of 2022 for her. Cuban Lazaro Martinez as first this year went over 17 m in triple jump indoors with 17.21 WL and won clearly ahead of German Max Hess 16.76. Women’s long jump saw Triple star Yulimar Rojas getting two Venezuelan national records with 677 and 681 to win. She was followed by Spanish duo Fatima Diame 664 and Maria Vicente 662.
Marcell Jacobs, 60m champion, Meeting de Lieven, Feb. 17, 2022, photo by World Indoor Tour/World Athletics/ Meeting de Lieven