Devin Charlton has set a new world record in the 60m hurdles at the World Indoor Championships in New York on Sunday. The Bahamian hurdler broke the previous world record of 7.68, set by Suzanna Cullor 16 years and one day ago, with a time of 7.67 seconds.

Charlton’s strong form leading up to the race, with impressive runs in Louisville and Boston, contributed to her record-breaking performance. With a commanding lead over her rivals, Charlton crossed the finish line in first place and expressed her disbelief and joy at breaking the world record.

“I heard the announcer say something that sounded like ‘world record’ but it didn’t hit me until I saw my name and time on the clock,” said Charlton after her race. “I can’t describe that moment.” The accomplishment left her feeling on top of the world.

Nia Ali and Danielle Williams finished second and third respectively in the same race as Charlton, while more details about the event will follow as Charlton’s record performance goes through the usual ratification procedure.

By Editor

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