Thu, 09 Apr 2020

US speedster Coleman wins 60m heat in 6.48secs

News24
15 Feb 2020, 16:13 GMT+10

Los Angeles - World record holder Christian Coleman opened his world indoor season Friday by finishing first in his heat in the 60 metres at the USA indoor championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Demek Kemp, who ran a 6.50 earlier this year, was fourth in 6.56 at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

This was his first 60m race in over a year and it comes four months before he is expected to run in both the 100m and the 200m at the US Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon. He is considered the 100m favourite for the Tokyo Olympics later this year.

Karissa Schweizer finished second in 8:53.70, with Colleen Quigley third in 8:55.55.

Sign up for Albuquerque News

a daily newsletter full of things to discuss over drinks.and the great thing is that it's on the house!