Su Bingtian runs top-5 ALL TIME 60m in Dusseldorf

06 February 2018

Su Bingtian blasting off at the gun, built a visible lead by 20 metres, and added to it with each stride before surging past the line in 6.43 to become the joint fifth fastest ever over the distance.

After he posed by the scoreboard displaying his latest Asian record, Su thanked the appreciative sell-out crowd.

"Thank you," he said, in very good English. "I enjoyed this party."

It took a careful read of the photo to determine the winner of the battle for second, the nod finally going to Yunier Perez over Michael Rodgers who were each credited with 6.52. Further back, Kim Collins was fourth in 6.61 in what he said, at age 41, was his final appearance at this meeting. MANNING IMPROVES TO 7.77 Christina Manning and Sharika Nelvis are also enjoying the intimate party that is the World Indoor Tour.

In what’s shaping into one of the finest rivalries of the indoor season, the pair reversed their finishing order from Karlsruhe with Manning edging her compatriot in a thrilling 60m hurdles contest, clocking 7.77, one of three world leads on the night.

Out fast, Manning built a narrow lead by midway, but briefly fell behind Nelvis before a strong surge and well-timed lean gave her the win. The performance elevated the 27-year-old to equal 14th on the all-time list.

Nelvis matched her season's best of 7.80 in second, with Germany's Pamela Dutkiewicz, bouncing back well from a sub-par performance in Karlsruhe, third in 7.83.

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