RHASIDAT ADELEKE UNDERLINED her uncommon expertise by setting a brand new 400m Irish file in a world-leading time on the New Mexico Collegiate Basic on Saturday.
Adeleke gained in a time of 50.45, the quickest throughout 400m both indoors or open air by an Irish lady in historical past. Her time smashes an Irish file that has stood for 21 years, held by Karen Shinkins, who ran the 400m in 51.58 again in 2002.
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It additionally improves on Adeleke’s earlier file of 50.53, set open air in August final yr. In actual fact it’s the quickest 400m indoor time set on this planet this yr.
Throughout the final 4 years, solely Olympic medalists Femke Bol and Shaunae Miller-Uibo have clocked quicker occasions than Adeleke’s. Her 50.45 can also be the third-fastest in NCAA historical past, behind Kendall Ellis (50.34) and Sydney McLaughlin (50.36), each of which have been set in 2018.
Solely final month Adeleke broke her personal Irish 200m indoor file with a world main time of twenty-two.52.
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