Dutch runner Femke Bol sets the 400-meter indoor world record.
Dutch runner Femke Bol sets the 400-meter indoor world record.

The Netherlands’ Apeldoorn — Femke Bol broke the 400-meter indoor world record on Sunday at the Dutch national championships. She did it in 49.24 seconds, which is 0.002 seconds faster than the previous record she set a year ago.

Bol broke the record less than two weeks before the start of the World Indoor Athletic Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. He is the world winner in the 400-meter hurdles.

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“It’s a dream come true to run another world record and it’s wonderful to have all these Dutch fans enjoying the most beautiful sport in the world,” Bol stated on the track.

Her old record of 49.59, set by Jarmila Kratochvilova on March 7, 1982, was broken by her and set a year ago.

Bol won on Sunday, with Lieke Klaver coming in second with a time of 50.10, and Cathelijn Peeters taking third with a time of 52.08.

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