“Props to Boling, but It’s January 14th”: 2023 Starts With a Banging Performance From Track Star, but Fans Let Out Mixed Signals.

Published 01/18/2023, 3:30 PM EST

The 2023 season of the Clemson Track and Field Invitational has seen some of the most iconic performances in the history of indoor running. Fans have already witnessed some old records getting shattered this season. The heroics of Talitha Diggs in the women’s category, and the brilliance of Ismael Kone, had already raised the bar for the contestants who were supposed to compete in other categories. The rising superstar of athletics, Matthew Boling, did not leave any stone unturned.

On 14th January, Boling participated in his first race of the 2023 season. However, it seems like Boling didn’t take it as a first race. 

Matthew Boling broke a world record on his season debut


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In his first race, Matthew Boling went on to elevate the level of competition to another height. Boiling created history as he became the fastest runner in the 300m sprint. The 22-year-old has risen to fame in the early stage of his career. However, his 300m sprint exemplified his dedication and temperament.

Boling was leading the race as it began. It was clear that he was eyeing something more than a round win. The sprinter kept a significant lead ahead of his competitor. Boling struggled in the last lap but still managed to cross the end line with a world record in his pocket.


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The 22-year-old superstar completed his sprint in an exceptional time of 32.40 seconds. With this win, Boling has secured his position as the world’s fastest athlete of 2023 in the men’s 300-meter category. Boling is now a part of the all-time greatest performer in the category. According to the total running protection, the star sprinter stands third in the history of 300m category NCAA indoor games. 

Fans react to the exceptional athletic performance of Boling

The white lighting has had exponential growth in his career. Fans have always loved his dedication and acknowledged his temperament. A storm of reaction came after his historic win. A fan acknowledged his superhuman abilities and hoped that the sprinter would focus on other skills as well. “Obviously a super talent. I hope he focuses on the long jump more this season” he wrote. 


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However, one fan highlighted that the year has only begun, and there are a lot of chances to improve the record. He wrote, “Props to Boling, but It’s January 14th”. Many fans were appalled by the exceptional timing. One fan wrote, “That is incredible speed”. A fan got lucky and revealed that his prediction went absolutely right. “Damn, I really predicted his exact timings.”. While many experts believed that Boling would be working to get better in a 100/200-meter event, some fans wanted to see his longer race. 


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Shivam Sharma

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Shivam Sharma is a US Sports author for EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in Journalism, he has previously worked as a writer and an anchor for Navbharat Today, penning down and explaining issues around sports, politics, and international relations. He is an admirer of Virat Kohli for the passion that he brings to the field.

Edited By: Simar Singh Wadhwa