Christian Coleman considers himself a 60m great after beating Lyles at World Indoor Championships

ATHLETICS Christian Coleman considers himself a 60m great after beating Lyles at World Indoor Championships

Abigael Wafula 11:32 - 02.03.2024

After beating Noah Lyles at the World Indoor Championships, Christian Coleman believes that no one can mess around with him over the 60m since he is the best.

World 60m record holder Christian Coleman believes he is the best 60m runner of all time after beating Noah Lyles in the 60m dash at the World Indoor Championships.

Coleman clocked 6.41 to beat Lyles to second place in 6.44 as Jamaica’s Ackeem Blake completed the podium, stopping the clock at 6.46.

With his victory, Coleman is confident that no one can beat him over the 60m and admitted that he has impressively grown physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally.

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“I feel like in my own right mentally, I have acquired the accolades that make me one of the greatest 60m runners. As far as how I see myself, I don’t think anybody in history can mess with me over the 60m.

“I feel like I’m stepping into my prime and I’m understanding who I am as a person and an athlete as well. I feel like everything is just coming together and clicking at the right time,” Coleman said in a post-race interview.

He also admitted that the title meant a lot to him after he improved his second-place finish at the 2022 World Indoor Championships in Serbia.

Coleman noted that he believes the Olympic year has something special for him and he will continue building up until the Olympic Games in Paris, France.

“The title means everything…I mean, I can’t take anything for granted. To be competing against the best guys in the world and to walk away with another world title means a lot.

“I woke up today morning and I believed that it was going to be a special day, so I told my mum. I also believe this season is going to be special and I just want to build my momentum and continue getting better.

“I’m happy that people will get to talk about me and Noah Lyles, building up to the Olympic Games. He is a great competitor and a worthy opponent and I feel we are both talented in our own right and we are professional,” he said.