Christian Coleman Crushes 60m World Record In His Season Opener

Today, in his first meet of the year, Christian Coleman set the bar for his season incredibly high and put the world on notice. 

The Nike sprinter torched Maurice Greene's 6.39 60m world record from 1998 — and his former PR of 6.45 — with a time of 6.37 today at the Clemson Invitational. 

Watch Coleman reset the record:


Coleman got off to a hot start by running to a world lead of 6.47 in the preliminary heat, but managed to one-up himself in the final. 


Updated World All-Time 60m List:

RANKTIMEATHLETEDATE
16.37Christian Coleman (US)01/19/18
26.39Maurice Greene (US)02/03/98
36.41Andre Cason (US)02/14/92
46.42Dwain Chambers (Great Britain)03/07/09
56.43Tim Harden (US)03/07/99
66.44Asafa Powell (Jamaica)03/18/16
76.45Bruny Surin (Canada)02/13/93
76.45Justin Gatlin (US)03/01/03
76.45Ronald Pognon (France)02/13/05
76.45(A)Leonard Myles-Mills (Ghana)02/20/99
76.45(A)Terrence Trammell (US)02/17/01
76.45(A)Trell Kimmons (US)02/26/12
76.45(A)Ronnie Baker (US)03/05/17

Track Nation has responded appropriately:

House Of Run: Teenage Takeover At Euro Champs

Jason and Kevin tackle some unexpected questions after European Championships, including:

These Teens Were Stars Before Mondo Duplantis And Jakob Ingebrigtsen

Join PRO Now to Get Unlimited Access to FloTrack!

Join Now

Already a PRO Member? Log In

2018 European Championships - Men's 1500m, Final - Jakob Ingebrigtsen FTW!

Teenage fever is currently sweeping across the world of track and field. 

Mondo Duplantis' Epic Leap Highlights Flaws In American Record Rules

Mondo Duplantis: Prodigy (Trailer)

Reverberations from 18-year-old Mondo Duplantis’ electrifying 6.05m pole vault clearance on Sunday at the 2018 European Championships are still being felt, and among them is the peculiar question of whether the mark will be ratified as an American record.

She's Back: Shalane Flanagan Going For New York City Repeat

Coach Jerry Schumacher congratulates Shalane Flanagan on her NYC Marathon victory

NYRR Press Release                            

At 34, Stephanie Bruce Is Having Her Best Year Yet

There’s a reevaluation that happens when professional runners start to creep into their 30s. Sure, a marathoner might still be in the potential prime of his or her career, but the likelihood of continuing to improve in leaps and bounds decreases significantly with age—especially when you’ve never won a big one before.

But that hasn’t been the case for Stephanie Bruce, who trains with Ben Rosario’s HOKA ONE ONE NAZ Elite training group in Flagstaff, Arizona. When the 34-year-old mother of two won the AJC Peachtree Road Race in July—which doubles as the USATF National 10K Championships—she captured the first national title of her career with a late-race surge over teammate Aliphine Tuliamuk, the defending Peachtree champion and a nine-time U.S. champion.

Shalane Flanagan Is Still On The Go, And So Is Her New Cookbook

The way Shalane Flanagan tells it, she and her cookbook co-author Elyse Kopecky had no intentions of producing a follow-up to their 2016 New York Times bestseller “Run Fast. Eat Slow.” 

Jordan Mann Reflects On His First Team USA Experience

Jordan Mann Is Eating Chicken Tonight

This is the third entry in a series from Jordan Mann, this year's surprise fifth-place finisher in the U.S. steeplechase and mixed zone media darling. This weekend, he chronicled his experience competing at the North American, Central American, and Caribbean Championships (NACAC) in Toronto, Canada. On Sunday, he finished third in a three-person field. 

Presenting FloTrack's 2018 European Championships Awards

Join PRO Now to Get Unlimited Access to FloTrack!

Join Now

Already a PRO Member? Log In

2018 European Championships - Men's 400m Hurdles, Final

The times were fast, the stars were young, and the meet might have been the best in all of 2018. Let’s recap the 2018 European Championships by handing out some much-deserved awards. 

Favorites Win On Final Night Of European Athletics Championships

By David Monti, @d9monti(c) 2018 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved

BERLIN (12-Aug) -- On the final night of the 24th European Athletics Championships here at Olympic Stadium, three favorites prevailed in the final middle and long distance events on the schedule: Britain's Laura Muir in the 1500m, Netherlands's Sifan Hassan in the 5000m, and Germany's Gesa Krause in the 3000m steeplechase.  Krause was a repeat champion from Amsterdam two years ago.

New Mexico Transfer Adva Cohen Runs 9:29 Steeple at Euros

Join PRO Now to Get Unlimited Access to FloTrack!

Join Now

Already a PRO Member? Log In

2018 European Championships - Women's 3k Steeplechase, Final

Future New Mexico Lobo Adva Cohen had a phenomenal run at the European Championships this weekend. Coming into the competition, Cohen's personal-best steeple mark was 9:48. In the prelims, she lowered that mark to 9:36, and in the final, she finished fifth overall to become the sixth collegian to break the 9:30 barrier running 9:29.74.