Thursday, August 11

Sydney McLaughlin breaks 400 hurdles world record at US championships


EUGENE, Ore. – Olympic champion Sydney McLaughlin bested her own world record in the 400-meter hurdles at the U.S. outdoor track and field championships Saturday.

McLaughlin flashed a broad smile when her time was announced, then gave a thumbs-up. She crossed the finish line in 51.41 seconds, breaking her own record of 51.46 set last year at the Tokyo Games, where she won the gold medal.

She said she had no idea what to expect as she cleared the last hurdle.

“I was just gonna finish the race. You know anything is possible,” she said. “I’m just really grateful for it.”

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