McLaughlin smashes 400m hurdles world record at US trials

REUTERS

The 21-year-old star became the first woman ever to duck below the 52-second barrier after running a superb tactical race against reigning Olympic and world champion Muhammad.

Muhammad, who had held the previous world record of 52.16sec following her win over McLaughlin at the 2019 World Championships in Doha, was second in 52.42sec.

Anna Cockrell claimed the third qualifying spot in 53.70sec.


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