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Dina Asher-Smith in Karlsruhe, Germany, Sam Atkin in Boston, Mass, and Keely Hodgkinson in Manchester, UK take two national and one world record in 24 hours. Hodgkinson clocked 1:23.41 for 600 metres at the Bryggen Sports event.
WORLD BEST 🔥@keelyhodgkinson runs the fastest indoor 600m ever at the #WorldIndoorTour Bronze in Manchester 👏 pic.twitter.com/iXphvi7n9G— World Athletics (@WorldAthletics) January 28, 2023
Hodgkinson bettered the former world record of 1:23.44 from 2004 by Russian Olga Kotlyarova in Moscow.
Hodgkinson went through 200m in 26.5 seconds and 400m in 54.59. She told the British press that she was going after the record.
The UK record of 1:25.81 was run by Jenny Meadows at the same venue in 2007. Meadows is Hodgkinson’s coach.
The 20-year-old Olympic and World Championships silver medallist in the 800m event also took gold at the 2022 European Championships. She will attempt her World Indoor Championships 800m gold in March in Instanbul.
Technically speaking, the record is not a record by World Athletics standards, but a world best.
Dina Asher-Smith and Sam Atkin
Dina Asher-Smith broke the British 60m record by running 7.04 seconds in Karlsruhe, Germany. Meanwhile, Sam Atkin took Sir Mo Farah’s British 3,000m record by clocking 7:31.97 in Boston.
Asher-Smith’s 7.04 at the World Indoor Tour in Germany, bettered the previous record of 7.06 by Asha Phillips in 2017 Kombank Arena, Beograd, Serbia.
The 27-year-old told World Athletics, “I’m really happy to have run a British record, it was one of my indoor aims so I’m really happy to have ticked that off kind of on my second race of the season. I’m just hoping to continue running fast and enjoy the next few races I have coming up.”
Atkin’s time of 7:31.97 at the John Thomas Terrier Classic in Boston improved upon the British record held by Farah, who ran 7:32.62 in 2016. American Yared Nuguse, won the race in the time of 7:28.24.
The 29-year-old owns outdoor bests of 7:39.71 and 13:15.31 in the 5000m event. His best performance, however, may have been in the 10,000m which he clocked a 27:26.58 time from 2020.