IAAF World Indoor Championships 2010
Jones-Ferrette or Jeter? That one question had formed the basis of all the pre-race talk for the women’s 60m, after the pair had dominated the event on the circuit this year. No other woman even came into the equation. Until, that is, Veronica Campbell-Brown made her intentions known.
Three nations had two athletes in the final and it was Canada who succeeded in getting both of theirs on the podium, but the real history was made by winner Lolo Jones who became the first woman to successfully defend a World Indoor 60m Hurdles title, and did it in style by setting a Championship record.
Russia had won the past eight 4×400m titles at the IAAF World Indoor Championships, and so had a proud tradition to uphold. But the USA, buoyed by individual champion Debbie Dunn and two-time World 200m Champion Allyson Felix, were out to spoil their party and put an end to Russia’s run.