Coleman edges Bromell for 60-metre victory at Millrose Games in return from suspension
American clocks 6.49, 1-100th of a second ahead of compatriot in New York City
Christian Coleman started strong and fended off a late challenge from Trayvon Bromell to win the men's indoor 60 metres at the Millrose Games in his first major competition since serving an 18-month suspension for breaching anti-doping whereabouts rules.
Coleman, the world record holder in the event, finished the race at the Armory in New York City in 6.49 seconds, edging Bromell (6.50) and Ronnie Baker (6.54).
World 200 champion Noah Lyles got off to a slow start and was forced to settle for fourth.
"I felt good in my preparation," Coleman said. "I was ready to roll."
On Sunday, Coleman expanded on his thoughts through social media.
Not my best race felt very rusty a lot to clean up but also a lot to build off of. I’ll take it tho a win is a win—@__coleman
Just blessed to be healthy and back out there. Grateful for the opportunity! <a href="https://twitter.com/MillroseGames?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@MillroseGames</a> 🙏🏾—@__coleman
The 25-year-old champion in the 100 has never failed a doping test but was suspended after three failures to be at a location provided to anti-doping officials.
Under the so-called whereabouts rule, elite athletes must make themselves available for random out-of-competition testing and state a location and one-hour window where they can be found on any given day.
Elle Purrier-St. Pierre successfully defended her indoor mile title, with a time of four minutes 19.30 seconds, besting fellow American Josette Norris (4:20.81).
Purrier-St. Pierre also won the race in 2020. The meet was not held last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Teenager Athing Mu, who won gold as part of the 4x400 relay team at the Tokyo Olympics, was unable to finish the mile, dropping out with about a lap to go.
Australian Ollie Hoare won the men's mile in 3:50.83, an Australian record.
Crouser wins 3rd straight Millrose shot put title
Olympic champion Ryan Crouser appeared to break his own indoor shot put world record by 56 centimetres but after the meet, organizers announced that the laser system used to measure the distance malfunctioned.
A tape measurement recorded the throw at 22.50 metres, officials said, which was good enough to deliver him his third consecutive Millrose men's shot put title.
- Men's 3,000 — John Gay (9th in 7:45.34, a 3.23-second personal best and fifth all-time among Canadian men behind Moh Ahmed (7:40.11), Kevin Sullivan (7:40.17) and Cam Levins (7:41.59 and 7:44.04). Gay led for the first 13 laps of the 15-lap race.
- Men's 3,000 racewalk — Ben Thorne, 2nd in 11 minutes 55.42 seconds; Dmitry Babenko, 12th in 13:43.93.
- Men's 60 hurdles — Joseph Daniels, 8th, 7.90 seconds.