Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Devon Allen won his heat in the 110-meter hurdles at the 2022 World Athletics Championships on Saturday to advance to Sunday's semifinal.
Allen got off to a slow start, but he turned it on near the end and narrowly scored the victory with a time of 13.47:
.<a href="https://twitter.com/DevonAllen13?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@DevonAllen13</a> wins the Men’s 110M Hurdles to go straight through to the semifinals! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WorldAthleticsChamps?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WorldAthleticsChamps</a> <br><br>ud83dudcfa: <a href="https://twitter.com/CNBC?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@CNBC</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/peacockTV?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@peacockTV</a><br>ud83dudcbb: <a href="https://t.co/QpRFCRD29H">https://t.co/QpRFCRD29H</a> <a href="https://t.co/ETohAWo0Iv">pic.twitter.com/ETohAWo0Iv</a>
The 27-year-old Allen is a former NCAA champion in the 110-meter hurdles, accomplishing the feat while competing for the University of Oregon.