Ronnie Baker hasn’t had the best of luck in recent years.
Fittingly, almost exactly six days and 17 hours after setting a world pole vault record of 6.17m at the last World Athletics Indoor Tour meeting, Armand Duplantis will be back on the runway at the Muller Grand Prix Glasgow on Saturday (15).
World Indoor Championships medallists Su Bingtian and Daphne Schippers will be among the headliners in their respective 60m races at the International PSD Bank Meeting Dusseldorf, the third stop of the World Athletics Indoor Tour, on 4 February.
It was another record-breaking 60m blast from Christian Coleman, and a first global gold medal for the burgeoning 21-year-old US sprint talent from the USA.
Blink and you may well miss it. Judging by the manner in which Christian Coleman accomplished the formality of victory in his semi-final, the 60m world record holder looks set to uncork something pretty special in tonight’s final.
The last time the IAAF World Indoor Championships came to Arena Birmingham, in 2003, Kim Collins earned the silver medal.