American athlete Dalilah Muhammad broke a new world record in women’s 400-meter hurdles at the 2019 USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, according to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
The-29-year old Olympic champion broke the 16-year record by finishing the race in 52.20 seconds late Sunday (July 28). The previous record was set in August 2003 by Yuliya Pechonkina of Russia with a time of 52.34 seconds. Muhammad, gold medallist at the Rio de Janeiro Games, shattered the previous best of 52.34 set by Russia´s Yuliya Pechonkina in 2003.
“I´m just shocked,” Muhammad said afterwards. “My coach kept telling me (the record) was there. I just had to trust that and go for it. “I wanted it so bad I knew I had to go out there and prove myself.”
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