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Muhammad’s world record earns her USATF Athlete of the Week honors


INDIANAPOLIS -- Dalilah Muhammad (Northridge, California) broke her own world record in the 400m hurdles to earn USATF Athlete of the Week.

Muhammad, who set the previous record of 52.20 at the USATF Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, put together another masterful race in the final at the IAAF World Championships in Doha to clock 52.16 and hold off Team USATF teammate Sydney McLaughlin, who became the No. 2 all-time performer with her 52.23. Muhammad closed out the Championships with a gold medal on the U.S. 4x400m relay, where she split 49.5 to help the American quartet to a 3:18.92 to win by almost three seconds.

Full results are here.

Other notable performances from the World Championships:

Joe Kovacs — Kovacs won a thrilling men’s shot put competition that was the deepest in history, taking a one centimeter victory with a 22.91m/75-2 throw that made him the equal No. 3 man all-time.

Donavan Brazier — Brazier shattered a 35-year-old American record and became the first U.S. man to win the 800m at the World Championships with his 1:42.34.

DeAnna Price — Price became the first American woman to win the hammer in a global championship, taking gold with a 77.54m/254-5.

Nia Ali — Ali won a world outdoor title to go with her two world indoor crowns, zipping to a PR 12.34 in the 100m hurdles. That time made her the equal No. 4 woman on the U.S. all-time list.

Christian Coleman — Coleman moved to No. 3 on the all-time U.S. list with his sizzling 9.76 to win the 100m by .13 seconds. He later led off the victorious 4x100m relay that set an American record of 37.10.

Now in its 18th year, USATF’s Athlete of the Week program is designed to recognize outstanding performers at all levels of the sport. USATF names a new honoree each week and features the athlete on Selections are based on top performances and results from the previous week.


2019 Winners: January 9, Nick Christie; January 16, Hillary Bor; January 23, Taylor Ewert; January 30, Devin Dixon; February 6, Alison Wood; February 13, Ajee’ Wilson; February 20, Abbabiya Simbassa; February 27, Athing Mu; March 6, Neringa Jakstiene; March 13, Grant Holloway; March 20, Robyn Stevens; March 27, Deena Kastor; April 3, Irene Obera; April 10, Stanley Kebenei; April 17, Israel Merkle; April 24, Ryan Crouser; May 1, Emily Sisson; May 8, Kayla White; May 15, Parker Stinson; May 22, Kenny Bednarek; May 29, Sha’Carri Richardson; June 6, Brooke Andersen; June 12, Sha’Carri Richardson; June 19, Kayla Davis; June 26, Jordan Gray; July 3, Will Claye; July 10, Noah Lyles; July 17, Florence Meiler; July 24, Matthew Boling; July 31, Dalilah Muhammad; August 7, Cory McGee; August 14, Kara Winger; August 21, Leonard Korir; August 28, Will Claye; September 4, Donavan Brazier; September 11, Sara Hall; September 18, Kate Grace; October 10, Dalilah Muhammad.


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