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GOLD RUN: Christian Coleman

THE FUTURE star of sprinting - Christian Coleman - won the 60m title at the World Indoor Championships registering a time of 6.37 seconds.

Coleman, said to be the successor to legend Usain Bolt, saw off China's Bingtian Su (6.42) and Ronnie Baker (6.44) in front of an entralled Arena Birmingham crowd.

Coleman said: "I don't think I can ever get used to this kind of feeling. You work so hard and put so much emphasis into running and you'll never get tired of the feeling of winning.

"It's always a great feeling and I'm pretty excited. This year I didn't come here to chase a world record but I knew I'd put in a lot of work and executed it through practice.

"When I've put things together during the meets special things have happened but I'm excited for the outdoor season. I won't put a limit on myself we'll just see what happens.

"I have a good chance to lead the sport in the post-Bolt era but like I've told so many others, loads of guys have the talent.

"I have to make sure I keep working to stay on top and when I get the opportunity to take gold medals you take them."

Beaten Baker said: "Having the opportunity to be in a final at the World Championships is amazing and I came out with my first medal ever so I'm happy.

"Christian is a great teammate, we're both flying and we push each other and it'll make for a really interesting outdoor season.

"He's set the bar high and everyone else has got to try and catch up to him but this is America's time. Now I have to put in the hard work and work on the small things that will put me in first place."

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