Philadelphia Eagles receiver disqualified from World Championships 110m hurdles by 0.001s
Philadelphia Eagles receiver Devon Allen was agonisingly disqualified from the 100m event in the World Championships for the smallest of false starts.
Eagles star Devon Allen has shown his pace on a football field, and he's transferred it to the track this summer as part of the United States' World Championships team.
Having made it to the final in the 110m hurdles, Devon Allen lined up looking to join the US' plethora of medal winners on Sunday.
However, the 27-year-old's World Championships ended on a much more sour note after he was disqualified for false starting by 0.001s.
Pleasing the home crowd 👏@TreyCunningham 🇺🇸, @Flaamingoo_ 🇺🇸 and @DevonAllen13 🇺🇸 dominate their respective 110m hurdles heats for the USA and progress onto the semis!#WorldAthleticsChamps @usatf pic.twitter.com/dwhrlMTJMy— World Athletics (@WorldAthletics) July 16, 2022
"Track and field is so difficult because you train the whole year for one competition that lasts 12, 13 seconds and that's that," said the 27-year-old, whose training camp with the Eagles starts on 26 July.
"I'll learn from it and I'll make sure I just react not as fast next time," he added jokingly.
As it ended up, the US still won nine medals on home turf on Sunday at the world championships in what will go down as one of the most memorable days for the red, white and blue.
It was also the best single medal day for a nation at the worlds in the tournament's history.
With his athletic events now over for the summer, Allen will return to Philadelphia and look to make his way into the team's roster for the upcoming season.
Allen's last game in the NFL came six years ago, but he'll hope to climb his way up the pecking order of Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni.