Posted on March 11, 2024

Femke Bol Breaks 400M World Record at World Athletics Indoor Championships

Paras Jan, Forbes, March 3, 2024

The World Athletics Indoor Championships are currently going on in Glasgow, Scotland. On the second day of the event, Dutch sprinter Femke Bol won the 400-meter event in 49.17.

With this win she managed to lower her own world record set at the Dutch Indoor Championships in Apeldoorn by 0.07. On February 18 the athlete had shaved off hundreds of seconds off the world record she set last season to finish the race in 49.24 seconds.

The 24-year-old Femke Bol was followed by her teammate Lieke Klaver (50.16). Alexis Holmes also managed to secure bronze for Team USA by clocking in 50.24 seconds while British sprinter Laviai Nielsen set her personal best time of 50.89 by crossing the line fourth.

After once again etching her name in track and field history, Bol revealed her main aim in the post-race interview. “It’s amazing to also run a world record again. I was hoping to be in the 49. My coaches thought I could do it, but I really wanted the gold,” the athlete stated. This win not only marks Bol’s first-ever gold at the World Indoor Championships but also makes her a potential champion on the track of Paris as well.