Collins rolls back the years to equal CAC record

LODZ, Poland, CMC – Veteran Kittitian sprinter Kim Collins continued to roll back the years, setting a world-leading time and equaling the Central American and Caribbean Games record in winning the 60 metres at the Pedro’s Cup meeting here Tuesday.

Kim Collins
Kim Collins

At two months shy of age 39, the enduring athlete produced a sensational run, clocking a personal best 6.47 seconds, to snatch the event in style at the Atlas Arena.

American Mike Rodgers was second in a season-best 6.52 seconds with Great Britain’s Richard Kilty also clocking a season-best of 6.54 seconds.

Daniel Bailey of Antigua and Barbuda was fifth in 6.59.

Collins ran well within himself in the heats, clocking 6.66 seconds but exploded in the final to repel his challengers.

The CAC mark of 6.47 was set by Jamaican Lerone Clarke three years ago.

Collins is a former World 100 metres champion, having won the title in Paris, 12 years ago.

 

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