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Lisa Barber wins women's 60 at Millrose Games

Lisa Barber wins women's 60 at Millrose Games

American sprinter Lisa Barber returned to the track for the first time in 11 months following a serious Achilles' tendon injury and won the 60 meters against a strong field at the Millrose Games on Friday.
Barber, the 2006 world indoor champion, edged two-time Olympic 200-meter gold medalist Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica at Madison Square Garden.
Later Friday, American Bernard Lagat was scheduled to go for a record eighth title in the meet's signature event, the Wanamaker Mile.
Barber didn't run for seven months as she went through extensive rehab. It didn't seem fun at the time, but now as she looks back she realizes the break was a good experience.
"Now I enjoy track more," she said.
Barber had battled injuries before, but "never like that to where I'm questioning, 'Is this it? Is it over?'" she said.
It's definitely not over. She got to make her comeback in front of her family. Barber and Campbell-Brown both posted times of 7.24 seconds.
Two-time Olympic silver medalist Terrence Trammell won the men's 60-meter hurdles, and 2008 bronze medalist Priscilla Lopes-Schliep of Canada won the women's race.
American Ivory Williams won the men's 60 in 6.59 seconds.


Updated : 2021-04-21 01:29 GMT+08:00