Now that indoor meetings are being scheduled, be it without crowds, a number of athletes are hungry for racing. In Toruń, Poland, a strong field was assembled and the results did not disappoint.
Earlier this season Elliot Giles had already ran a 1"45 indoor, but in this race he reached another level. After a good job by the pacemaker Giles held the lead and maintained his speed right to the end.
He finished in a sensational 1:43.63i, the second fastest indoor time ever run behind Wilson Kipketer's 1997 World Indoor Record. Behind him fellow Brit Jamie Webb managed to break the 1"45 barrier as well.
Result: 1 Elliot Giles GBR 1:43.63 2 Jamie Webb GBR 1:44.54 3 Andreas Kramer SWE 1:45.09 4 Adam Kszczot POL 1:45.22 5 Mateusz Borkowski POL 1:46.20 6 Amel Tuka BIH 1:46.35 7 Marc Reuther GER 1:46.43 8 Collins Kipruto KEN 1:46.61 9 Tony van Diepen NED 1:46.97