Julien Alfred Records Stellar 2024 Opening

Tuesday, Jan 23


PORTS: Julien Alfred opened her 2024 season at the Dr. MLK Invitational, with the 15th fastest indoor 200m run of all time - 22.28 seconds.

It's the fastest in January since 1992! In 2023, Alfred ran the 2nd fastest time ever in this event, 22.01.

She finished ahead of Rhasidat Adeleke in 22.49s and Micayah Holland in 23.48s.

Alfred will take on four Olympic medallists in the short sprint at the Millrose Games – a World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting – in New York on 11 February.

The sprinter won the NCAA indoor title last year in a North American record of 6.94, just 0.02 shy of the long-standing world record. She also won the NCAA indoor 200m title in 22.01, which also moved her to second on the world indoor all-time list.

Outdoors, she went undefeated at 100m from April to August. Her first and only loss of the year came in the World Championships final, where she placed fifth. She went one better in the 200m, finishing fourth.

Alfred will take on a strong field that includes 2019 world 200m champion Dina Asher-Smith. The 28-year-old holds British records for 60m, 100m, and 200m, and owns eight global medals as well as seven continental medals, four of them gold