Grant Holloway set a 60m hurdles world record at the 2024 US Indoor Championships. GETTY IMAGES

The undisputed king of the high hurdles, Grant Holloway, set a new world record in the 60 metres at the US Indoor Championships in New Mexico on Friday. Holloway, the three-time 110m hurdles world champion and Olympic silver medallist, clocked 7.27 in Albuquerque, USA, two hundredths faster than the previous mark.

The 26-year-old from Virginia, the reigning world indoor champion, had already secured a place on the US team for next month's World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. However, he decided to skip Friday's final after his record-breaking performance in the semi-finals.

Holloway's world record was almost matched in the women's 60m hurdles, when Tia Jones equalled the existing world mark of 7.67, set five days earlier by Devynne Charlton of the Bahamas. Jones almost repeated that mark in the final, winning in 7.68, ahead of Jasmine Jones (7.78) and Masai Russell (7.80), reports AFP.

Elsewhere on Friday, Tara Davis-Woodhall produced an impressive world-leading performance to win the long jump. Davis-Woodhall made 7.18m on her fifth attempt to win comfortably, with Jasmine Moore second with a leap of 6.93m.

Known as the Trials, the US Indoor Championships are the team selection trials for this year's World Indoor Championships. These will be held in Glasgow from 1-3 March.