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Sydney McLaughlin breaks her personal world report in 400 hurdles

Sure, she did it once more.

For the third time in a calendar 12 months, reigning Olympic gold medalist Sydney McLaughlin broke her personal world report within the 400-meter hurdles — this time en path to her first profession world championship, and by an nearly unfathomable margin.

With a eye-popping time of fifty.68 seconds Friday at Hayward Area in Eugene, Oregon, the 22-year-old shaved about three quarters of a second off her earlier world report of 51.41, set final month on the identical observe on the U.S. outside nationals. Femke Bol of the Netherlands completed in second place, roughly 1.5 seconds behind McLaughlin, and reigning champion Dalilah Muhammad of the U.S. took bronze.

McLaughlin’s efficiency Friday was so historic, her time so blistering, that it wants extra context to be actually understood.



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