In what was the closest final in IAAF World Indoor Championship history, Richard Kilty of Great Britain won the men’s 60 meters with a time of 6.49 seconds, edging out the favored Marvin Bracy (USA) by a mere 0.02 seconds.
The 24-year-old Kilty, who recorded a personal best in the final, said after his race that he was stunned by the outcome:
“I’m stunned. I cannot believe it. Even yesterday some people told me that I should be happy to be here and I felt like an underdog. Nobody was thinking about me as favourite, so I showed them that they were all wrong. It is a big compensation to me for the past years. For the last four years I was knocked off the British selection.
I’ve been in the middle of nowhere in the northeast of England, so a lot of times I had problems even getting to the track. I had no transport, so had to run on a road or grass somewhere. I’ve been training by myself all last season.”
You can see the full results from the final below. Only 0.09 seconds separated the victorious Kilty from eighth-place finisher Kimmari Roach of Jamaica.
1) Richard Kilty, Great Britain — 6.49 seconds (personal best)
2) Marvin Bracy, USA — 6.51 seconds
3) Femi Ogunode, Qatar — 6.52 seconds
4) Bingtain Su, China — 6.52 seconds (national indoor record)
5) Gerald Phiri, Zambia — 6.52 seconds (national indoor record)
6) Dwain Chambers, Great Britain — 6.53 seconds
7) Nesta Carter, Jamaica — 6.57 seconds
8) Kimmari Roach, Jamaica — 6.58 seconds
[Source: Inside the Games]