Watch Eagle’s Devon Allen runs 110 meter Hurdles in 13.04-second

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Devon Allen showcased his exceptional speed and agility on Saturday at the USATF NYC Grand Prix, running his fastest time in the 110-meter hurdles this year. With a remarkable time of 13.04 seconds, he tied for the fourth-fastest time in the world in 2023. Although he finished second, trailing Daniel Roberts by a fraction of a second, Allen’s performance was nothing short of impressive.

Allen, a two-time Olympian, made his way onto the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad last year after a pause from football since his collegiate days in 2016. His dedication to track and field had led him to take a break from his football career, but he decided to return and pursue both sports simultaneously.

Throughout the year, Allen has shown remarkable progress in the 110-meter hurdles. His journey began at the Penn Relays, where he triumphed with a time of 13.46 seconds in April. Since then, he has consistently improved his time in each of the five competitions he has participated in.

At the age of 28, Allen’s perseverance and commitment to both football and ‘track and field’ are commendable. When asked about managing time for both sports during an NBC Sports broadcast, he expressed his satisfaction with how things were going.

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“It’s going well. You know, balancing both is difficult, but I’m having a lot of fun,” he said. “As long as I can stay healthy, it’s good to compete against these guys in high-quality competition. You know, 13.01 and 13.04 is nothing to scoff at, so we’re ready to go.”

Last year, shortly after signing with the Philadelphia Eagles, Allen also competed in track events and achieved his personal-best time of 12.84 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles. This outstanding performance, ranking as the third-fastest time in the world, earned him victory at the USATF NYC Grand Prix.

Looking ahead, Allen’s next challenge will be the USATF Outdoor Championships, scheduled to take place from July 6 to 9 in his hometown of Eugene, Oregon. If he secures a spot at the world championships in Budapest, Hungary, set for August 18 to 27, Allen will face a significant decision regarding which sport to prioritize.

As Devon Allen continues to astound spectators with his athletic prowess, the world eagerly awaits his future endeavors on the track and the football field. His ability to excel in two demanding sports simultaneously serves as a testament to his exceptional talent and unwavering determination. Whether he ultimately chooses to focus on one sport or successfully continues to balance both, Allen’s journey promises to be one filled with excitement and triumph.

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