Bol breaks 400m world record

February 20, 2023 4:04 pm

Netherlands' Femke Bol [Source: Reuters]

Netherlands’ Femke Bol ran the 400 metres in 49.26 seconds at the Dutch Indoor Championships in Apeldoorn to break one of the longest-standing world records in track and field.

Bol’s time beat the previous record of 49.59 set by Czech athlete Jarmila Kratochvilova on March 7, 1982.

The 22-year-old claimed bronze in the 400m hurdles at the Tokyo Olympics behind Americans Sydney McLaughlin and Dalilah Muhammad.

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The outdoor 400m world record is 47.60, which was set by German Marita Koch in 1985.