Kim Collins rolls back years for Duesseldorf 60m win
Veteran Kim Collins continued to roll back the years to claim victory in the 60 metres at the Duesseldorf indoor meet on Thursday.
Duesseldorf: Veteran Kim Collins continued to roll back the years to claim victory in the 60 metres at the Duesseldorf indoor meet on Thursday.
The St Kitts and Nevis sprinter, 38, ran a season`s leading best time of 6.52 seconds despite having only the seventh best reaction out of the blocks of the eight competitors.
The 2003 world outdoor 100m champion, also twice a world indoor 60m silver medallist in 2003 and 2008, was pushed all the way by Briton James Dasaolu.
Dasaolu, reigning European 100m champion and 60m silver medallist in 2013, was beaten into second by thousandths of a second in a savage dip of heads at the line.
American Mike Rodgers, who served a nine-month doping ban in 2011, came in third in 6.58sec.
Cuban Dayron Robles, the 2010 world indoor champion, was upstaged in the 60m hurdles by Briton Lawrence Clarke.
Clarke`s dip proved decisive as he clocked a personal best of 7.63sec, Germany`s Erik Balnuweit at one-hundredth of a second, just edging Robles into third.
Home favourite Verena Sailer could only manage fourth in the women`s 60m, won by South African Carina Horn in a personal best of 7.21sec, with American Jessica Young and Switzerland`s Mujinga Kambundji completing the podium.