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Sydney McLaughlin breaks her own 400m hurdles world record

Jack Pilgrimβ€’06/25/22β€’

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Former Kentucky track and field superstar Sydney McLaughlin shattered her own 400m hurdles world record at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in Eugene, OR.

Previously holding the record with a 400H time of 51.46, McLaughlin managed to top that on the big stage, gliding to a 51.40-second finish to set the new world record.

It’s the third time the former Wildcat has broken the 400m hurdle record, first doing so in the Olympic trials almost exactly one year ago, and then again in the Olympic final.

McLaughlin now holds four of the top five fastest women’s 400m hurdles of all time and six of the top ten.

  1. 51.41 Sydney McLaughlin (USA) 25 June 2022, Eugene (USA)
  2. 51.46 Sydney McLaughlin (USA) 4 August 2021, Tokyo (JPN)
  3. 51.58 Dalilah Muhammad (USA) 4 August 2021, Tokyo (JPN)
  4. 51.61 Sydney McLaughlin (USA) 5 June 2022, Nashville (USA)
  5. 51.90 Sydney McLaughlin (USA) 27 June 2021, Eugene (USA)
  6. 52.03 Femke Bol (NED) 4 August 2021, Tokyo (JPN)
  7. 52.16 Dalilah Muhammad (USA) 4 October 2019, Doha (QAT)
  8. 52.20 Dalilah Muhammad (USA) 28 July 2019, Des Moines (USA)
  9. 52.23 Sydney McLaughlin (USA) 4 October 2019, Doha (QAT)
  10. 52.37 Yulia Pechonkina (RUS) 8 August 2003, Tula (RUS)

β€œI was just going to finish the race,” McLaughlin told NBC after the race. β€œWe knew anything was possible. I’m really grateful for it.”

The former Kentucky star will return to Eugene in July for the 2022 World Athletics Championships.

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