Irene Ekelund will face the worlds fastest sprinters in 60 m the 25th of February at Malmö Games in Malmö Arena.
Irene competes for the organizing club Malmö AI, she have not yet turned 18 years old and has since a couple of years back established herself as Swedens best female sprinter. Irene is one of the most promising sprinters in the world, in 2013 she won the World Youth Championships in the 200 metres and last year she won the silver at the World Junior Championships, also the 200 metres.
At Malmö Games it will be a tough race against Murielle Ahoure, four times silver medalist at World Championships with a personal best as 6.99 seconds in the 60 metres which is the eight fastest time through all time in the distance.
We can count with a fast race on the new specially constructed tracks at Malmö Games, consisting of the same fast surface which Usain Bolt set his world records on. Irene’s Swedish junior record of 7.32 seconds will have a hard time surviving the night.