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:

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