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Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone breaks 400-meter hurdles world record for fifth time

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Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone set a new world record of 50.65 seconds in the 400-meter hurdles at the US Olympic Trials. This is the fifth time she has broken the record. The 24-year-old finished almost two seconds ahead of the second-place runner, securing her spot on the US team for the Paris Olympics. McLaughlin-Levrone expressed surprise at her time and mentioned her confidence heading into Paris. She will likely face strong competition from Dutch athlete Femke Bol. In the men’s event, Rai Benjamin set a trials record of 46.46 seconds.