Former world 100m champion Kim Collins continues to astonish the world as he broke his 60M personal best which dated back to 2000, at the PSD Bank Meet in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Collins, 34, is a two-time 60m silver medallist at the World Indoor Championships, but he set his previous PB aged 23 at the NCAA Championships. After recent appearances in Moscow and Liévin, the Kittitian hero appeared to be in good form, but no one could have predicted that Collins would break his PB from 11 years ago with a national record and world-leading 6.52 secs.
But that is what happened in Düsseldorf. After winning his heat in 6.60, Collins defeated Michael Rodgers in the final, with the American clocking 6.53. Marc Burns (6.57) and Joshua Norman (6.59) also dipped under 6.60.
Collins next stop is the Karlsruhe meet also in Germany where he will be matched against Jamaica’s Commonwealth Games 100m champion Lerone Clarke.
Collins will be rounding up his indoor season in April where he will be returning home to conduct his first Athletics Camp.
Collins is one of the most successful Caribbean sprinters in history.