Eagles Rookie Devon Allen Runs Third-Fastest 110-meter Hurdles Ever

Eagles rookie wide receiver Devon Allen won the 110-meter hurdles at the USA Track & Field New York Grand Prix on Sunday and posted the third-fastest time in the event ever recorded.

Allen finished with a time of 12.84, just four-hundredths of a second off the world record set by Aries Merritt in 2012. He beat Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Grant Holloway, who placed second with a time of 13.06.

“I thought I could break the record today,” Allen told reporters after the race, according to NBC Sports Philadelphia. “Clean up a few things, and four-hundredths of a second is four-thousandths of a second per hurdle, which is so small. Going to have to wait for another race.”

Allen, a two-time Olympian, finished fourth last year in Tokyo and fifth in at the 2016 Olympics in the 110-meter hurdles.

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