Sydney McLaughlin Breaks WR

July 24, 2022
Track and field

“… the sky’s the limit for sure.”

Track star Sydney McLaughlin after breaking her own world record in the 400m hurdles — becoming the fastest woman in history to run the event.
  • The 22 year-old, called a "once-in-a-lifetime athlete," ran the 400m hurdles in under 51 seconds; in the last 13 months, she has set 4 world records.
  • She says she can do even better: “I still think that wasn’t even a super clean race.”
  • Also: McLaughlin often speaks about her faith as center stage in her life. “It’s a flow state … Just putting everything you’ve done in practice into the race, to the point where you’re just letting your body do what it does. You’re not overthinking. You’re just releasing the gifts and talents that God’s given you.”
  • Why It Matters: McLaughlin is a member of Team USA, which earned 33 medals in the World Athletics Championship this year — more than any other country in the competition ever.

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