Christian Coleman, photo by PhotoRun.net
Chris O’Hare, photo by PhotoRun.net
Jenny Simpson, photo by PhotoRun.net
The 2018 New Balance Indoor GP was a very exciting meet. One of my good friends texted me, ‘Probably the best NB Indoor ever.’ With amazing races and some great rivalries, Global Athletics founder Mark Wetmore and his team has found the secret sauce of putting on indoor track meets: provide great rivalries, host meet in great location, and focus the excitement in a two to three hour format. This year, it really worked. Here is the review from EME News.
Coleman 6.46 this time, great distances
BOSTON (USA, Feb 10): Fourth meet of IAAF World Indoor Tour at Reggie Lewis Center saw menÂ´s 300 m World lead and four meet records. Impressive Brazier, Simpson, OÂ´Hare and Cheserek in distance races. Coleman clocked 6.46 this time in the 60 m.
Event by event review
60 m: Coleman won clearly with fast 6.46 (missed MR by 0.01), but was not close to WR this time. Chinese Xie Zhenye 6.54 and third Noah Lyles 6.57 PB.
300 m (non Tour event): TrinidadÂ´s Richards 32.10 World lead, Meet record and 7th best ever, also national best for his country. 400 m World leader Taplin beaten 32.50.
400 m (non Tour event): Lendore another TTO win over thin field 46.25 as Josephus Lyles false started.
800 m: Brazier close to US record but gets 1:45.11 indoor PB, MR and third fastest of the year. German Reuther 1:46.78 2nd as World indoor champ Berian after fast begin fully faded.
1500 m (non Tour event): OÂ´Hare after Millrose wins again in 3:37.03 EL+MR and indoor PB, second another Briton Wightman 3:37.43 in his first ever indoor 1.5.
3000 m: Cheserek sprinted in last lap in a special way and gets 7:38.74 overall PB, third fastest of 2018 and mainly 24 hours after sub 3:50 mile. Ethiopians beaten, Gebrhiwot 7:41.79 and Gebremeskel 7:42.78. European Indoor champ Mechall who led for 6 minutes 4th in 7:44.31.
TJ: Chris Carter as expected 16.67 in a field of three.
400 m: Wimbley wins in 51.82 MR over World champ Francis 52.38.
800 m (non Tour event): Canadian Westaway front running paid-off with 2:01.22 (overall PB) win over Rogers 2:01.73, Lipsey 2:02.05 and Sharp 2:02.20.
1500 m: Seayoum season opener good 4:04.38 but 2nd Praught-Lee Jamaican record 4:04.95 and Tsegay 4:05.91 with South African record for Scott 4:07.25.
3000 m (non Tour event): Simpson indoor PB 8:40.31 ahead of F. Tesfay 8:41.08 big PB. Third Briton Twell indoor PB 8:41.94 and fourth steeple World champ Coburn 8:43.57.
60mH: Thousands battle Nelvis 7.881 over Manning 7.888. Third Stowers 7.98.
HJ: Kinsey of Sweden who is in USA cleared 191 in third and won.