The battle to be crowned the fastest man in Portland will be intense and will feature a mix of veteran and up-and-coming sprinters.
Jamaica has won the past three women’s 60m titles but – somewhat surprisingly given their depth and dominance – no man from that country has ever achieved such an accolade. Asafa Powell will try to change that in Portland, having recorded the fastest time this year of all the entrants.
Evergreen Kim Collins will return to the World Indoor Championships for the first time since 2008. Twice a silver medallist, in 2003 and 2008, the St Kitts and Nevis sprinter has shown impressive form this year by running 6.54 of faster five times this winter, including a season’s best of 6.51. But in Glasgow, his most recent outing, he pulled up towards the end of the race with cramp and hasn’t competed since.
World bronze medallist Trayvon Bromell, US champion and 2014 world indoor silver medallist Marvin Bracy and World Indoor Tour winner Mike Rodgers are hoping to bring the men’s 60m title back to the host nation for the first time since 2012.
With Richard Kilty not defending his crown, despite posting the fourth-fastest time of the year (6.50), James Dasaolu and Sean Andrew Robertson will carry the British hopes in Portland.
China’s World Championships finalist Su Bingtian should also be in the mix for the top places. Bingtian missed a medal in Sopot by three thousandths of a second.
Javier Clavelo Robinson for the IAAF