Sydney McLaughlin smashes her own 400m hurdles world record at US National Championships in Eugene
Sydney McLaughlin shaved 0.05s off her own world record - that she ran at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics - to win the US Championships 400m hurdles race in 51.41. The win qualified her for the World Championships which will take place at the same Eugene venue. McLaughlin said she was "really grateful" to achieve her new milestone. Meanwhile Michael Norman ran a world-leading time to win the men's 400m.
‘The world record has been blown away!’ - McLaughlin storms to 400m hurdle gold
In a quick race, Britton came second in a personal best of 53.08 and Little a season's best of 53.92.
There was another rapid mark set in the men's 400m event, with Michael Norman posting a world-leading 43.56, knocking four-hundredths off his time run at the same track in May.
Sydney McLaughlin sets a world record in the final of the Women 400 Meter Hurdles during the 2022 USATF Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field on June 25, 2022 in Eugene, Oregon.
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Norman finished fifth at the Tokyo Games and didn't make the final of the 2019 Worlds, so the 24-year-old has redemption on his mind.
He said: “I think I’m in a pretty good place. I know I’m in really good shape. I’m excited to go back and dissect the race and figure out what areas I need to fine tune. I know it was nowhere near a perfect race.
“It does give me a little bit more comfort knowing that I’ve gone through the process [for previous championships] and know what the experience is like.