Coleman aims for fast time in 60m

February 14, 2020


NEW MEXICO: World 60-metre record holder Christian Coleman wants to put some excellent training sessions to good use and go for a fast time at this weekend’s US Indoor Championships in New Mexico, his manager said on Wednesday.

Coleman, who won the 100 metres world title in Doha last year and is a big favourite for the Olympic crown in Tokyo, set the indoor 60-metre world record of 6.34 seconds the last time he ran in the championships in the high altitude of Albuquerque in 2018.

“He had been undecided on whether to run indoors this season but he has been having some good training sessions and he doesn’t want it to go to waste,” manager Emanuel Hudson said. “He believes we may be seeing something [special],” Hudson added.

The first round of the 60m is on Friday with the semi-finals and final on Saturday.

Published in Dawn, February 14th, 2020