Athletics

IAAF ratifies Coleman's 60m world record

Christian Coleman (Getty Images)
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.

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