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American Track Star Sydney McLaughlin Dominated the Women’s 400m Breaking Her Own Record

"It's unreal,'' McLaughlin said in the post-race interview on the track

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OREGON.Eugene: Making this the fourth time for 2022 that McLaughlin broke Championship records in the 400meter hurdles. She broke her own record clocking a time of 50.68 seconds yesterday at the World Championship.

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The Olympic Champion McLaughlin defeated Dutch Femke Bol who placed second with 52.27s and former world champion Dalilah Muhammad, who was placed third with 53.13 respectively.

Twenty-two-year-old McLaughlin set the world record for the fourth time in 13 months. On Friday, she ran the 400-meter hurdles in 50.68 seconds at the world championships. She beat her old mark by 0.73 seconds, a ridiculous number for a race of this distance and in a time that took 33 years to adjust in the pre-McLaughlin world.

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Sydney Mclaughlin is now creating history as the first woman to finish the 400m hurdle event in under 51 seconds.

“Just figuring out what barriers can be broken. I only get faster from here. The level in the 400m hurdles is certainly improving. We have a full group of girls that are willing to push our bodies to the next level and we are seeing times drop,” she commented.

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“She was so far in front at the end, so I was always doubting if I really had a good race because it felt very good. Then I saw the time and I was like, ‘Wow.’ It is amazing to be a part of it and to come out second in such a race,” Femke Bol also added

Lastly, in her post-game interview, Sydney also hinted she may be considering changing events to the 400-meter flat. “I and my coach are going to go back after the season, decide if this is still an event I even want to do, or if we’re going to find something else because we’ve accomplished so much in it” said Sydney all at the World Championship held in Oregon.

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