“Anything Is Possible in Christ”: Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone, Olympic gold medalist

Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, has once again cemented her legendary status.

During the U.S. Olympic trials finals in Eugene, Oregon, she set a new world record in the 400-meter hurdles, finishing with a time of 50.65 seconds.

This remarkable feat placed her nearly two seconds ahead of the second-place finisher, Anna Cockrell, and 2.12 seconds ahead of third-place Jasmine Jones.

All three athletes have qualified for the upcoming Summer Games in Paris.

McLaughlin-Levrone appeared genuinely astonished as she crossed the finish line.

“Praise God,” she exclaimed during a nationally televised interview with NBC. “I was not expecting that, but He can do anything. Anything is possible in Christ. So yeah — I’m just amazed, baffled, and shocked.”

This latest achievement marks her fifth world record in the 400-meter hurdles, an event she previously won at the Tokyo Olympics.

Remarkably, her time was faster than four competitors in the women’s 400-meter flat final, runners with no hurdles to contend with.

In a separate interview, McLaughlin-Levrone expressed her ambition to run a sub-50 second 400-meter hurdle.

“I would love to dip under 50 at some point,” she stated.

Reflecting on her immediate reaction upon finishing the race, she said, “Thank you, God, for delivering me through the race.”

McLaughlin-Levrone is well-known for her devout Christian faith and author of “Far Beyond Gold: Running from Fear to Faith.”

Her book discusses her life, career, and faith journey.

Earlier this year, she shared her beliefs on the Sports Spectrum Podcast, where she and her husband, Andre, also spoke about their involvement in a Bible study at UCLA during the offseason.

“I hope that it piques peoples’ interest in wanting to know more about Jesus,” she said regarding her book.

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