Devon Allen, a wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, showcased his world-class athleticism over the weekend, setting the third-fastest time in 110-meter hurdles ever on Sunday. Allen won the 110-meter hurdles in 12.84 seconds at the New York Grand Prix in New York City. Aries Merritt established the world record in 2012 with a time of 12.80 seconds.
According to NBC Sports Philadelphia, Allen commented after the race, “I believed I could break the record today.” “Clean up a few things, and four hundredths of a second is four thousandths of a second per hurdle, which is nothing. We’ll have to wait till the next race.” Allen, a two-time Olympian, placed fourth in Tokyo last summer and fifth in Rio the following year. Allen hasn’t played football since 2016, but he sought to resurrect his career this summer by joining with the Eagles.