Just two hours after a third place finish in his semi-final, Allen Johnson won his third world indoor title with a stunning 7.36 performance, equalling the second fastest run ever.
Behind at the half way point, Johnson powered ahead in a gear few men have ever found, equalling the US national record set by Greg Foster 14 years ago. China's Xiang Liu, the bronze medallist indoors and out last season, finished second in 7.43.
Pulling off an upset, Jamaican record holder Maurice Wignall edged past Stanislavs Olijars to claim the bronze in 7.48, a personal best. Olijars was fourth in 7.49, the fastest non-medal winning time since 1995.