Ryan Crouser breaks world record, Aleia Hobbs breaks American record in 60m

Ryan Crouser
Ryan Crouser

Two-time Olympic champion Ryan Crouser launched the farthest shot put throw in history, 23.38 meters (76 feet, 8 1/2 inches), at an indoor meet in Idaho on Saturday.

Crouser, with a static start, threw farther than his indoor world record from 2021 (22.82) and his outdoor world record from 2021 (23.37).

Crouser, 30, won his first world title last year and next year can become the first person to win three Olympic shot put titles. He said last year that he plans to add the discus in 2026.

Later Saturday, Aleia Hobbs became the second-fastest 60m sprinter in history at the USA Track and Field Indoor Championships in Albuquerque.

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Hobbs, who was sixth in the 100m at last July’s world outdoor championships, won in 6.94 seconds, breaking the American record of 6.95 that was shared by Gail Devers and Marion Jones. Only Russian Irina Privalova has been faster, including the world record of 6.92 from 1993.

USATF Indoors lacked most of the nation’s top athletes, in part because there are no world indoor championships this year.

Earlier at USATF Indoors, world heptathlon bronze medalist Anna Hall recorded the second-best pentathlon score in history of 5,004 points. She just missed the world record of 5,013 from Ukrainian Nataliya Dobrynska in 2012.

DeAnna Price, the 2019 World hammer throw champion, broke the world record in the weight throw with a 26.02-meter launch, beating reigning world hammer champ Brooke Andersen.

The track and field season moves outdoors starting in March, with the Diamond League beginning in May.

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