Christian Coleman ran the second-fastest time in history to win the men’s 60m at the USATF Indoor Championships.
Coleman’s time, 6.37 seconds was just short of his 6.34 world record set back in 2018.
In his NBC post-race interview, Coleman said: “We haven’t done a whole lot of speed work [in training], so I’m pretty satisfied.”
Marvin Bracy finished second in 6.49 and Brandon Carnes, third in 6.53s.
6.37 officially for @__coleman!
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In the heats, Coleman opened with 6.48, a then world lead to qualify. He ran 6.51 in the semi-finals.
Mikiah Brisco also ran a world-leading 7.04 to take the women’s race. Javianne Oliver finished second in 7.08 and Brianna McNeal, the hurdles queen, third in 7.17.
The women’s 60m hurdles went to Gabriele Cunningham in 7.92 ahead of Payton Chadwick, 7.94 and Tiffani McReynolds, 7.96.
Aaron Mallett won the men’s event in 7.54 ahead of Jarret Eaton, 7.57 and Brendan Ames, 7.65.
Wadeline Jonathas won the women’s 400m in 51.54 while Rashard Clark topped the men’s field in 45.86.
The women’s triple jump at the US Indoors produced a great contest. Tori Franklin reclaimed her national indoor record with a final-attempt 14.64m after Keturah Orji took the mark to 14.60m in the second round.
Chase Ealey defended her shot title with 18.99m as Haley Teel took silver with 18.40m. Matt Ludwig won the pole vault with a PB 5.85m. Erik Kynard, following a year out with injury, regained his high jump title with 2.26m.
KeAndre Bates won the long jump with 7.98, beating Malik Moffett (7.93m into second).
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