Athletics

IAAF ratifies Coleman's 60m world record

2018-03-28 18:40
Christian Coleman (Getty Images)

Monaco - The IAAF has ratified the world record set by American sprinter Christian Coleman in the 60m dash.

The 22-year-old Coleman broke Maurice Greene's 20-year-old indoor world record by running 6.34 seconds in Albuquerque on February 18.

Greene set the previous mark of 6.39 seconds in 1998, and equalled it in 2001.

Coleman, who won the 60m at the world indoors this month, had already ran faster than Greene in January but his time of 6.37 was not recognised because electronic blocks were not used.

Read more on:    iaaf  |  athletics
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
Vote

How much of a runner are you?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.