Antiguan super star sprinter Daniel Bailey has been confirmed for three indoor meeting, his manager Cubie Seegobin told World-Track on Friday.
Seegobin confirmed that the World Championships finallist will open his season at the 103rd Millrose Games in New York City on Jan 29, where he is set to match strides with American star Michael Rogers, before racing at the Boston Indoor Games a week later on Feb 6, where the pair could face off again.
Bailey, who is targeting a medal at the upcoming IAAF World Indoor Championships in Doha, Qatar, in March will also race at the Aviva meeting in Birmingham on Feb 20.
Following his breakthrough season last year, where he sizzled to personal bests of 9.91seconds for the 100m and 6.54sec for the 60m, Bailey has vowed to improve both times this year – starting with the shorter distance.
“I’m looking to get ready for the world indoors in Doha,” he said at the beginning of his preparation last year. “I’m really looking forward to that 60m to at least win a medal.”
He recalled: “I know that [this] year is going to be a different Daniel Bailey because I know that I’m going to train real hard and with a different mentality.”
Bailey is being coached by Jamaican sprint guru, Glen Mills, the same man who guides Usain Bolt to World, Olympic and World record performances in the last two seasons.
The Antiguan will, however, be the only one of Mills’ top sprinters racing in the indoor campaign, as both Bolt and Yohan Blake will stay home and race at local meetings.
By Gary Smith, World-Track