Holloway, who owns three of the six fastest 60m hurdles performances in history, will take on the gold and silver medallists from the 2018 World Indoor Championships, Britain’s Andrew Pozzi and USA’s Jarret Eaton, who have clocked 7.57 and 7.51 respectively this year. France’s Wilhem Belocian, who has set a PB of 7.45 this year and currently leads the World Indoor Tour standings, is also in the field, as is USA’s Aaron Mallet.
The meeting record of 7.48 – a time Holloway has bettered in all six of his races this year – looks to be living on borrowed time.
Like Holloway, world steeplechase champion Chepkoech has also had a busy few weeks. The 29-year-old Kenyan won the 3000m at the first World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting of the year in Karlsruhe, then set an indoor PB of 8:34.21 for that distance to place third in Lievin before heading to Monaco later that week where she set a world 5km record of 14:43.