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Organisers of the Millrose Games have announced that Trayvon Bromell, the fastest man in the world over 100m in 2021, will form part of a high-quality men’s 60m field for the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting on 29 January.
Bromell, the world indoor 60m champion in 2016, clocked a 100m PB of 9.77 in June, then won the US Olympic Trials in 9.80. In Nairobi in September, in what was his final race of the season, he improved his world-leading time to 9.76.
“This will be my first time at Millrose and I’m looking forward to something great,” said Bromell, who ran his PB of 6.47 to win his world indoor title.
His fellow US sprinters Ronnie Baker and Noah Lyles have also been added to the field, with Baker the third-fastest 60m sprinter in history thanks to his 6.40 PB set in 2018, and world 200m champion Lyles, who has a 60m best of 6.57, returning to the Millrose Games after his runner-up finish in 2018.
Baker finished fifth in the Olympic 100m final last year, while Lyles claimed 200m bronze in Tokyo.
They will be joined by world 100m champion Christian Coleman and Jamaica’s 2016 Olympic 110m hurdles champion Omar McLeod. Coleman holds the world indoor 60m record at 6.34, while McLeod – a sub-10-second sprinter over 100m – has a 60m PB of 6.61.
Other top athletes so far announced for the Millrose Games include world 100m hurdles record-holder Kendra Harrison, Olympic shot put champion Ryan Crouser, world shot put champion Joe Kovacs, Olympic 800m champion Athing Mu, Olympic pole vault champion Katie Nageotte and world indoor pole vault champion Sandi Morris.
Organisers for World Athletics