Dutch runner Bol smashes her own indoor 400m world record

March 3, 2024 10:26 am

Netherlands' Femke Bol [Source: Reuters]

Femke Bol of the Netherlands shattered her own indoor 400 metres world record at the world championships.

The 24-year-old clocked 49.17 seconds, lowering the previous mark of 49.24 she set two weeks ago at the Dutch national championships, for the first world record of the three-day event at Emirates Arena.

Bol captured gold in the 400m hurdles and 4x400m relay at the outdoor world championships last year in Budapest.

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Dutch team mate Lieke Klaver took the silver on Saturday in 50.16, while American Alexis Holmes ran 50.24 for bronze.