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Muhammad storms to 400m hurdles win

Dalilah Muhammad

Eugene: Dalilah Muhammad blitzed the field in the 400-meter hurdles with the fastest time of the year to clinch her ticket to Rio at the US Olympic track and field trials on Sunday.

Muhammad, 26, stormed home by several meters to take the line in 52.88 seconds, easily outstripping the previous season best of 53.51sec set by Shamier Little.

Ashley Spencer was second in 54.02sec while high school student Sydney McLaughlin was third in 54.15.

Muhammad, the 2013 World Championships silver medalist, collapsed on the track in delight after a superb performance which saw her shave around a second off her personal best.

Meanwhile McLaughlin will celebrate her 17th birthday on August 7 in Rio.

McLaughlin held her nerve brilliantly to claim her third place finish in a junior world record time.

Agence France-Presse

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