Christian Coleman takes a step closer to becoming next Usain Bolt after breaking 60m world record

CHRISTIAN COLEMAN obliterated a 20-yr-previous 60 metres world record as he staked his declare upon Usain Bolt's crown of dash king.

The American set a time of 6.34 seconds in Albuquerque to blitz previous Maurice Greene's time of 6.39sec from 1998, which Greene once more ran in 2001.

 Christian Coleman obliterated Maurice Greene's world record of 6.39sec by 5/100ths of a second

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Christian Coleman obliterated Maurice Greene's world record of 6.39sec by 5/100ths of a second

The scholar, 21, runs for his collegiate group of Tennessee and has represented USA on the World Championships in London final summer time.

Coleman had damaged the world record at a collegiate race at Clemson College final month, when he ran 6.37sec.

However the mark was not submitted for a world record as a result of there was no digital beginning gear, however the IAAF confirmed this one stands.

Bolt, who retired final yr, by no means competed indoors in world-degree occasions, however saved himself for the outside season most years.

 Coleman finished second behind Justin Gatlin and ahead of Usain Bolt in third at the World Championships in London last summer

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Coleman completed second behind Justin Gatlin and forward of Usain Bolt in third on the World Championships in London final summer time

And you’d be mistaken for considering Coleman led the race from gun to tape.

He was truly second out of the blocks, however started to pull by way of after 20 metres forward of rival Ronnie Baker.

Baker completed shut and truly ended up operating 6.40sec, the third quickest time in historical past.

Coleman stated: "I used to be simply making an attempt to come out with the win. My begin was respectable.

"I simply stored operating to the tape to get that win. For it to be the world record was fairly particular.

 The 21-year-old Coleman  is still at university with Tennessee and has represented USA at international level

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The 21-yr-previous Coleman  continues to be at college with Tennessee and has represented USA at worldwide degree
 American Maurice Greene had held the world record since 1998 and ran the same time of 6.39sec in 2001 as well

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American Maurice Greene had held the world record since 1998 and ran the identical time of 6.39sec in 2001 as nicely

"I simply love this sport. It's so aggressive and also you've both received it otherwise you don't on the day.

"I simply love racing within the massive races, when everyone's watching.

"I simply flourish in these moments.

"It's not likely in my character, however when the lights are on, it simply comes out."

CHRISTIAN COLEMAN obliterated a 20-yr-previous 60 metres world record as he staked his declare upon Usain Bolt's crown of dash king.

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