2018 New Balance Indoor GP Preview: 4th stop of IAAF World Indoor Tour


Coleman_ChristianPC-NBind18.jpGChristian Coleman, the man of the hour, photo by PhotoRun.net

The men's 60 meters will be one of the highlights of the 2018 New Balance Indoor GP. Christian Coleman has captured the excitement of the new season with his era defining 6.37 from January 19. How fast can this man go? Many think faster, but for Saturday night, it will be for Maurice Greene's meet record of 6.45. Remember, Maurice ran 6.39 in 1998 and 2001. Can Christian drive the 5500 fans in the Reggie Lewis into pandemonium? It has happened in the famous Reggie Lewis before!

Brazier-BerianPCfun-NBind18.jpGDonavan Brazier versus Boris Berian, photo by PhotoRun.net

The 800 meters should be a mutch watched race, with Donavan Brazier and Indoor World Champ Boris Berian battling over 4 laps. Berian has dealt with injuries since the London Olympics.

Coleman for another fast 60 m
BOSTON (USA): The highlight of the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix (4th leg of IAAF World Indoor Tour) on Saturday will be World silver medalist Christian Coleman running the 60 m. It will be his second meet of the season after clocking 6.37 in January in Clemson. This time faster than the official World Indoor Record will not be ratified due to different technical issues. Women´s top event should be the 60 m hurdles with Christina Manning and Sharicka Nelvis running top times currently
Event by event preview
60 m: Coleman in shape will for sure go for Maurice Greene´s meet record 6.45, but possibly even faster.
300 m (non Tour event): Taplin in current shape can attack not only the meet record 32.67 but also World best 31.87. And not to forget World 200 m medalist Jereem Richards in the field.
400 m (non Tour event): Caribbean affair: Cedenio or Lendore.
800 m: Berian and Brazier should improve the meet record of Rich Kenah 1:47.92 from 1997.
1500 m (non Tour event): Chris O´Hare after Millrose win to top the field also here.
3000 m: Ethiopians Gebremeskel and Gebrhiwot are the main names, but also Cheserek, Spain´s Mechaal and Kenyan Rutto.
TJ: Chris Carter achieved already 16.85 this year and should get easy tour points.
400 m: World champion Phylis Francis to win, meet record 51.88 under threat.
800 m (non Tour event): Raevyn Rogers will fight with Charlene Lipsey. What is the shape of Lynsey Sharp?
1500 m: This looks to be Ethiopian affair with Seyaum and Tsegay.
3000 m (non Tour event): World champ Coburn against former World champ Simpson. European participation Twell.
60 mH: Manning and Nelvis can go for Gail Devers meet record 7.85 from 2004.
HJ: Canadian Alyx Treasure could be tipped for the win based on this years results.

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