Kim Collins gets faster 6.52
MONDEVILLE (FRA, Feb 4): Kim Collins, 40, set a 6.52 60 m superb 40+ world best ever at the Meeting de Mondeville ahead of Ronnie Baker 6.54 (also 6.54 in heat), Sean Safo-Antwi 6.59 with home favourite Christophe Lemaitre sixth in 6.66 after 6.62 in the heats. Ukraine’s Olesya Povh won the women’s 60m in 7.20 after a 7.26 heat while teammate Hanna Platitsyna won the 60m hurdles in 8.08 and Olha Zemlyak was fastest out of the two 400m races in 52.87 to Eilidh Doyle’s 53.36. Brit Dave King won the 60m hurdles in a 7.65 PB after 7.73 in the heats. Elsewhere, 3000m wins for Morocco’s Brahim Kaazouzi (7:53.53) and Ethiopia’s Fantu Worku (8:53.48) and Algeria’s Abderrahmane Anou (3:42.27) in the 1500m. Field event highlight was Belarus’ Iryna Vaskovskaya 13.61m in the triple jump.
RunBlogRun opines: Kim Collins is a global favorite in our sport, and one of mine as well. Enjoying a dinner with him in May 2016, just before the City Games in Manchester, England was a highlight of the season. A fine sense of humor, a keen observer of the sport, Kim speaks at sprinter, husband, father and fan of sport. What is his secret? My belief is that Kim Collins does something few other athletes, of any age group master; the art of recovery. Kim knows when to work hard and when to rest. He possesses one of the fastest starts in the sport, seldom having false start issues. We wish him luck!