Garth Robinson shatters 200m world record at USATF Masters Indoor Championships

By March 24, 2024

Garth Robinson capped off a record-breaking weekend with a world indoor record at the 2024 USATF Masters Indoor Championships on Sunday.

Robinson, 53, a former student of the GC Foster College in Jamaica, who now lives in the United States, showcased his athletic prowess at the championships where he copped the 50-54 indoor sprint double in record time.

The talented Masters sprinter hinted at what was to come during the preliminary round of Saturday when he won his heat in an impressive 23.16. On Sunday, morning he went full throttle to rush across the finish line in a remarkable world record of 22.68 breaking the previous record of 22.99. The winning time was also an Area record.

Such was Robinson’s dominance that second place winner Eric Prince was more than two seconds behind, finishing in 24.75 just edging Kareem Hodrick, who ran 24.77 for third place.

Robinson entered the 200m already confident in good form after he destroyed the field on Friday to win the first of his two gold medals of the weekend.

In the 60m dash, he broke the Area record in a dominant performance of 7.10 to comfortably advance to the final where he was just a shade lower. He claimed the gold medal in a winning time of 7.12.

Lee Adkins was some distance behind as he finished second in 7.46. Ronald Atkins clocked 7.54 for third place.

 

 

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