Christian Coleman secures men’s 60m title with world-leading time at World Athletics Indoor Championships

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American sprinter Christian Coleman

2nd March 2024 – (Glasgow) American sprinter Christian Coleman made an impressive mark at the World Athletics Indoor Championships, clinching the men’s 60m title with a world-leading time of 6.41 seconds. The 27-year-old athlete, who has held the world record of 6.34 seconds for the past six years, faced competition from his teammate Noah Lyles, a 200m specialist who recently won the U.S. Indoor Championships with a personal best of 6.43 seconds.

Although Lyles drew considerable attention in Glasgow, it was Coleman who emerged victorious. Demonstrating his experience and skill, Coleman led the race from the start and secured the win with a 0.03-second margin. Jamaican sprinter Ackeem Blake, 22 years old, finished third with a time of 6.46 seconds.

Reflecting on his performance, Coleman expressed confidence in himself and credited his win to the consistent practice he had put in. Meanwhile, another American athlete, Ryan Crouser, dominated the men’s shot put event, setting a championship record of 22.77m and securing his first indoor world title. Crouser, a two-time Olympic champion and two-time world champion, showcased his prowess with a remarkable penultimate throw.

In other events on the opening day, Australian high jumper Nicola Olyslagers triumphed with a height of 1.99m, while Ukrainian athlete Yaroslava Mahuchikh, the reigning world champion, settled for second place just 0.02m short. Canadian shot putter Sarah Mitton emerged victorious with a season-best throw of 20.22m, and Belgian athlete Noor Vidts claimed the top spot in the women’s pentathlon.