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WATCH: Sydney McLaughlin continues to dominate international competition


Sydney McLaughlin crushed her collegiate competition when she ran for the University of Kentucky, and now the track star is also dominating on the international stage. After one year at UK, McLaughlin turned professional and signed with New Balance last October. Fast forward to today, and the former Wildcat just won her heat at the 2019 IAAF World Championships with the fastest time of the day.

Her official time was quick enough to qualify her for the event’s semi-finals; McLaughlin finished the 400m hurdles heat with a time of 54.45. She was racing against some of the world’s top talent, who are all gathering in Doha, Qatar to compete for international titles. The biennial event is the most prestigious meet the sport has outside of the Olympic Games.

Did she even break a sweat?!

At just 20 years old, the former Cat didn’t even have to race at her highest level in order to qualify for the semi finals; McLaughlin broke the collegiate and NCAA record in the same event in May 2018 when she ran a 52.75.

Article written by Maggie Davis

6 responses to “WATCH: Sydney McLaughlin continues to dominate international competition”

  1. kywc1971

    Just as I figured. Not one of you dumbass white boys can take the time to congratulate and lift up a former UK athlete who was arguably one of, if not, the best athlete in her/his discipline to ever attend UK.

    Btw, congrats and best wishes to you Syd!

    1. ClutchCargo

      Hey, look! There’s a racist idiot. I seriously doubt Sydney McLaughlin reads the comments on here, btw.

    2. 4everUKblue

      Wow kywc just outed him or herself as a racist.

    3. 4everUKblue

      Hey Syd, I’m so sorry kywc is a fan of yours. I know you don’t read KSR but if you did you be embarrassed by this racist.

  2. Ridge Runner

    Nice job and wow what an athlete. Not to mention, so beautiful.

    1. trumpetguy

      It appears Syd has a modeling or on camera TV career in front of her. World class speed and beauty, great combination. Congrats to her!