Ristic smashes 32-year-old record
18.01.2017, 11:39h

Serbian hurdler Milan Ristic who trains in USA beat 60m National Indoor record. He clocked 6.74 and bettered Aleksandar Popovic’s record (6.76) from 1985.

‘I made a good start and had a pretty good race. I didn’t think about the clock, I just relaxed and ran as I would run a hurdle race. I’m still feeling heavy from my preparation period so we can expect better results in the upcoming 60m dash and 60m hurdles races’, said Ristic.

Besides 60m dash, Ristic ran 60m hurdles and clocked 7.78 seconds. His PB on this discipline is 7.69 seconds.

‘This was my first attempt at 107cm hurdles, I ran only 99cm height until now. We didn’t have any starting blocks during warm up so I didn’t have the chance to properly prepare for my start. It turned out good but until I reached the desired stride it was already late to speed up so I finished my race relaxed and under control. I hope to run much faster in the finals tomorrow’, concluded Ristic.

Our national recorder will return to Serbia in February when he will compete at the Balkan Championships and European Indoor Championships from 3-5 March in Kombank Arena.

Photo: Adrian Etheridge