World Indoor Champs, 2010, Day 2: Dwain Chambers Wins 60 meter title! by Larry Eder


Dwain Chambers, 2010 World Indoor Champs, Doha, Qatar, photo by

Dwain Chambers served time for a drug positive, wrote a book, which annoyed a few folks in Great Britain, and, from the results today, is working hard to prove he can run fast, drug free. With new advisers, Mr. Chambers let his running do the talking today. Afterwards, Dwain noted that " this was the longest six and one half seconds of my life!" Well said!

Dwain Chambers of Great Britain won his 60 meter title in 2010 the old fashioned way-he earned it. Being the first British sprinter to win since Jason Gardner, Dwain Chambers had a great start, and by midway, had the race under control.

Breaking away from Mike Rodgers of the USA and Daniel Bailey of Antigua, Dwain Chambers showed, once again, that he is the fastest sprinter in Europe.

Dwain Chambers ran the fastest time in the world this year, 6.48 for the 60 meters. Mike Rodgers, the 2009 U.S. outdoor champion, and fourth in Valencia in 2008, took the silver medal today, continuing to show that he is becoming one of our most consistent and spirited U.S. sprinters, running 6.53.
Daniel Bailey of Antigua, a top sprinter from the Carribean!

At the end of the day, it was Dwain Chambers. His countrymen, per some of our UK media contacts, are warming up to him a bit. " He is now letting his sprinting do the talking, instead of books or being contentious." Well, good on you, Dwain Chambers!

After his victory in Doha, Dwain had this to say to his fans and friends:

" It was not an easy competition from the beginning to the end. I was a little bit slower from the blocks that is why it was not so relaxed as I expected. I am not used to have two so challenging guys around me. It was a very tactical race.

Of course, I am really happy because of the victory. This was one of my main targets towards the European championships in Barcelona, which is my main objective this year. I still have to concentrate on my 100 meter performance to become the fastest man in Europe. I will enjoy this moment for a while and will work hard. I am so grateful to be here and participate in this fantastic arena."

It should be noted that Dwain Chambers, due to his past drug positive, can not compete on British Olympic teams.

On Sunday, in a column on, Dwain Chambers admitted that his dreams to run London 2012 are, for all intensive purposes, over.

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