Sydney McLaughlin Beats 400m Hurdles World Record

American athlete Sydney McLaughlin beat the women's 400m hurdles world record at the US Olympic trials on Sunday. 6/27/21

21-year-old McLaughlin ran 51.90 seconds, beating the previous record by .26 seconds to become the first woman to run the 400m hurdles in less than 52 seconds.

In the process of winning, McLaughlin beat the previous world record holder Dalilah Muhammad to cement herself as the favorite for the Tokyo Games this year.

"This season, working with my new coach and just my new support system, it's truly just faith and trusting the process, and I couldn't ask for anything more,"

said McLaughlin after the race.

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