World champions Grant Holloway and Noah Lyles, Aleia Hobbs, and Gabby Thomas were among the American winners at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix 2023 on Saturday (4 February) as the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold continues in Boston.
PB For Noah Lyles In Men’s 60m Final
In a closely contested men’s 60m final, Noah Lyles and Trayvon Bromell were credited with the same time of 6.51 seconds, but Lyles got the win on a photo finish decision.
The two-time world 200m champion didn’t get the best start but used his top-end speed to chase down the field and take the win over Bromell at the tape. Benjamin Azamati of Ghana took third place in a time of 6.62 seconds.
Lyles set the fastest time in the heats with a time of 6.56 seconds to qualify for the final, while Bromell also won his heat, clocking 6.61 seconds to be eligible for the final.
Hobbs Dominates Women’s 60m
Inform Aleia Hobbs continued her impressive form this season by taking the win in the women’s 60m final with a time of 7.02 seconds. World leader Hobbs, who has already clocked 6.98 seconds this season, got off to very strong start and pulled away from the field.
Training partner Mikiah Brisco followed her, the World Indoor 60m silver medalist, who clocked 7.10 seconds to take second place, and Celera Barnes crossed the line in third place with a time of 7.21.
World champions Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone (400m hurdles) of the USA and Shericka Jackson (200m) of Jamaica also competed in the women’s 60m, but they didn’t advance to the final. Check out what time they ran here
In the women’s 300m, American Gabby Thomas was the standout performer despite missing the record. The Olympic bronze medalist, over 200m, secured the 300m win at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix 2023 on Saturday in a time of 36.31 seconds.
Anna Kiełbasińska of Poland battled home in second place with a time of 36.41 seconds, while USA’s Lynna Irby took third in 36.62 seconds.
Grant Holloway Extends Winning in Men’s 60m Hurdles
Meanwhile, world record holder Grant Holloway crushed the field to win the win men’s 60m hurdles final after he pulled away to post a time of 7.38 seconds, which is a world-leading time for 2023. – Read more: [Video] Femke Bol sets 500m world best at New Balance Indoor Grand Prix
Holloway raced home comfortably ahead of his American countrymen Daniel Roberts, who took second place with a time of 7.46 seconds, while the previous world leader, Freddie Crittenden rounded out the podium with a time of 7.55 seconds.
The win for Holloway on Saturday saw the 25-year-old extending his indoor win streak entering year nine after he was last beaten in an indoor sprint hurdles race in 2014 when he was just 16 years.