60m World Champion
2014 World Indoor 60m champion
2015 European Indoor 60m champion
2017 European Indoor 60m champion
2019 World 4x100m Reply Silver Medalist
2019 European Team 200m Champion
Personal Best Times
60m - 6.49
100m - 10.01
200m - 20.34
Richard Kilty (born 2 September 1989 in Middlesbrough) is a British sprinter who competes in the 60 metres, 100 metres and 200 metres. His personal bests for the events are 6.49 seconds, 10.01 seconds and 20.34 seconds, respectively.
At the 2014 British Indoor Championships held in Birmingham on 8 February 2014, Kilty lowered his personal best in the 60 metres to 6.58 in the semi-finals, and he then ran 6.53 in the finals to finish third behind James Dasaolu and Dwain Chambers. With just the top two allowed to compete at the World Indoor Championships, Kilty looked to be left on the sidelines again. But he was added to Team GB one week later, when Dasaolu strained his left hamstring muscle while winning another 60 m race in Birmingham on 15 February. His selection for the World Indoors was his first as an individual competitor at the senior-level, having previously been named only as a member of 4 X 100m relay squads.
Given his first opportunity to represent Team GB as a senior in a major individual competition, Kilty made the most of it. In the semi-finals at Sopot, he lowered his personal best to 6.52 in the semi-finals. He then won the 15th World Indoor Athletics Championships 60 m indoor title with a new personal best of 6.49 seconds on 8 March 2014, running at sea level in the Baltic Sea city of Sopot, Poland. In both the semi-final and final he registered the fastest reaction times of any competitor, with 0.122 and 0.129, respectively. The Finals were the closest race in the history of World Indoor Championships, as all eight men crossed the finish line less than one-tenth of a second apart, with the top six runners separated by only 0.04 s.