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Femke Bol destroys longest-standing world report in observe

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After 41 years, the longest-standing world report in observe has been damaged. On Sunday on the Dutch indoor championships in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, Femke Bol ran 49.26 seconds over 400m to interrupt Jarmila Kratochvilova‘s world report of 49.59, which has stood since 1982.

Bol cut up 24 seconds on the 200m mark and closed in 25.26 seconds to shatter the earlier report by three-tenths of a second, a major mark for 400m.

Final weekend in Metz, France, Bol got here near the 400m report, clocking 49.96 for the fourth quickest time in historical past.

Earlier this indoor season on the New Stability Grand Prix, Bol ran a world report within the indoor 500m (1:05.63), however her report was known as a world greatest by World Athletics as a result of the 500m will not be generally raced within the WA program. She additionally has the quickest time in historical past within the 300m hurdles (36.86), which can also be not within the WA program.

At solely 22, Bol has already established herself as top-of-the-line feminine athletes on the earth. She holds the Dutch nationwide report within the 400m and the 400mH, and has 5 main championship medals to her identify.

Femke Bol
Femke Bol on the 2023 New Stability Grand Prix in Boston. Picture: Kosuke Media

Kratochvilova‘s was the longest-standing world report in any observe race on the outside or indoor program.

The brand new longest-standing world report is Kratochvilova’s outside 800m world report of 1:53.28 from 1983. Since she set it, solely two ladies have come inside a second of it: Kenya’s Pamela Jelimo (1:54.01) and Caster Semenya of South Africa (1:54.25).

The outside 400m world report is 47.60, set by German Marita Koch in 1985. Solely three ladies within the final 15 years have damaged 49 seconds for 400m outdoor: back-to-back Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo, two-time silver medallist Marileidy Paulino and Salwa Eid Naser, who’s at the moment serving a two-year suspension for doping violations (whereabouts failures).



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