U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials: Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone sets another 400m hurdles world record


EUGENE, OREGON - JUNE 30: Gold medalist Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone poses with her new world record in the women's 400 meter hurdles final on Day Ten of the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Track & Field Trials at Hayward Field on June 30, 2024 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone poses with her new world record in the women’s 400 meter hurdles final at the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Track & Field Trials. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

EUGENE, Ore. — It isn’t just America’s best 400-meter hurdlers who can’t keep pace with Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone.

Her jaw-dropping times are faster than all but a handful of the nation’s top runners in the open 400, the race without 10 hurdles.

McLaughlin-Levrone remained untouchable in the women’s 400 hurdles, lowering her own world record by three hundredths of a second on Sunday at the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials. McLaughlin-Levrone streaked across the finish line in 50.65 seconds, then knelt on the track and covered her mouth in shock after seeing the time.

The winning time is nearly two seconds faster than anyone else in the world has run the 400 hurdles this year. It’s also faster than the times of four of the nine runners in the finals of the open 400 at U.S. Trials last weekend.



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