It was a moment of surprise and no one saw it coming as ‘Muhammad breaks world record in 400 hurdles going on in the US.
On a drizzly Sunday night, she put everything together and broke a 16-year-old world record in the 400-meter hurdles by finishing in 52.20 seconds at the U.S. championships.
I’m just shocked,” Muhammad said. “I broke the world record.”
With puddles formed on the track, the reigning Olympic champion sloshed her way to eclipse the mark of 52.34 set by Yuliya Pechonkina of Russia on Aug. 8, 2003.
Running out of the fourth lane, Muhammad didn’t let the raindrops deter her. The 29-year-old looked at her time and was almost taken aback.