World 60m hurdles record-holder Devynne Charlton will go after the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold title at the Meeting de Madrid – the circuit’s final stage – on Friday 23 February.
The Bahamian will make her Madrid’s debut just two weeks after breaking the world 60m hurdles record with 7.67 at the Millrose Games, shaving .01 off Susanna Kallur’s 7.68 set 16 years ago.
Three years ago, the track at the CDM Gallur witnessed a 60m hurdles world record. Then, United States’ Grant Holloway was the man in charge of breaking it with a time of 7.29 that still remains. Now, it’s Charlton’s turn and 7.67 the target.
The 28-year-old Bahamian will lead a stellar line-up in the women’s 60m hurdles. It will include reigning Meeting de Madrid champion Reetta Hurske of Finland, reigning European 100m hurdles champion Pia Skrzyszowska of Poland and European leader Nadine Visser of the Netherlands, amongst others.