McLaughlin does it again, breaks own world record at U.S. championships

She crossed the finish line in 51.41 seconds, breaking her own record of 51.46.
Sydney McLaughlin, of the United States, wins the women's 400-meter hurdles final at the 2020...
Sydney McLaughlin, of the United States, wins the women's 400-meter hurdles final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)(Petr David Josek | AP)
Published: Jun. 25, 2022 at 11:18 PM EDT
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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Olympic champion Sydney McLaughlin broke her own world record in the 400-meter hurdles as the U.S. outdoor track and field championships on Saturday.

McLaughlin flashed a broad smile when her time was announced, then flashed a thumbs up. She crossed the finish line in 51.41 seconds, breaking her own record of 51.46 set last year at the Tokyo Games, where she won the gold medal.

The top three finishers in each event at the national championships will represent the United States in the world outdoor championships, also at Eugene’s Hayward Field, next month.

Former Kentucky Wildcat Keni Harrison won gold in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 12.34.

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