Christian Coleman is Back, Wins 60m Showdown with Trayvon Bromell, Noah Lyles
January 29, 2022
In his return to short sprinting after serving an 18-month suspension for whereabouts failures (3 missed drug tests), world record holder Christian Coleman got off to his trademark fast start and held off Trayvon Bromell by a hundredth of a second to win the men’s 60m in 6.49.
“I felt good in my preparation,” Coleman said on the NBC broadcast after the race. “[…] I was ready to roll.”
Coleman’s winning time of 6.49 is a far cry from his 6.34 60M world record, but he looked sharp in his first 60 since winning the world title in March of 2018 and established himself as the favorite for this year’s World Indoors in Belgrade, Serbia.
“I wouldn’t say any nerves. I was definitely anxious,” said Coleman of his first major 60m matchup since the 2020 USATF Indoor meet which he won in 6.37, but had the result invalidated due to his anti-doping suspension.
Ronnie Baker, a 6.40 man, was third in 6.54, while Olympic 200M bronze medalist Noah Lyles ran 6.62 for fourth after a slow start. Lyles’ pb is 6.57.
Video of race
Christian Coleman is the men's 60m winner at the @MillroseGames. pic.twitter.com/i8s2x1lHkW
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) January 29, 2022
Men’s 60m Final Results
1 Christian Coleman Nike 6.49
2 Trayvon Bromell New Balance 6.50
3 Ronnie Baker Nike 6.54
4 Noah Lyles adidas 6.62
5 Josephus Lyles adidas 6.68
6 Omar McLeod Puma 6.70
7 Bryan Sosoo CPTC – Tracksmith 6.83