Kim Collins adds 60-meter WR to 100 best he tied last season at 37

Kim Collins keeps on truckin. He turns 38 in April — the Bernard Lagat of sprinting. Last season, he tied the M35 world record for 100 with his 9.97 in Lausanne. On Feb. 25, he smoked the pups in Prague with a 6.49 for 60 meters. That beat the listed WR of 6.50 by American Darvis “Doc” Patton a year ago. Kim is a four-time Olympian from Saint Kitts and Nevis who refuses to retire. But why should he? He’s running as fast as ever. (See his yearly progression.) The only question is whether he’ll get credit for the WR. WMA still doesn’t list Kim along with Linford Christie even though Kim ran 9.97 at an IAAF Diamond League event. Here’s the 6.49 race:

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March 4, 2014

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  1. Matt B. - March 5, 2014

    A better start =6.48 & means a medal at worlds. Look forward to a 9.95 this summer.
    Go Kim!

  2. Matt B. - March 6, 2014

    Unbelievable. They didn’t put him on the team:

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