Dalilah Muhammad Breaks 16-Year-Old World 400M Hurdles Record

USA Today reports that Dalilah Muhammad broke the world record in the 400 hurdles at the US Track and Field Championships.


The 29-year-old broke a 16-year-old world record in the women’s 400 hurdles. Her 52.20 is .14 seconds faster than Russia’s Yuliya Pechonkina mark set back in 2003.

This mark’s Muhammad’s fourth career U.S. outdoor title in the 400 hurdles. She entered the race at No. 2 in the world in the event, at 53.61 seconds. She trailed only McLaughlin, who had the world-leading time of 53.32, set earlier this month at a Diamond League race in Morocco.

“We’ve all been fighting for those three top spots,” said Muhammad, a 2016 Olympic gold medalist. “We’ve been pushing each other, mentally and physically, on the track. We know what we’re all capable of. We all want to be the best, and we all want to come out on top and represent Team USA. That’s how records are broken.”

Check the amazing moment below.



Coming in at second was Sydney McLaughlin with 52.88, and Ashley Spencer for third, at 53.11.

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