Before Sydney McLaughlin, it took years to shave fractions of seconds off of records. Sometimes wasn’t enough for winning races because records could be rewritten.

A once-in-a-lifetime athlete is destroying the notion that it requires years of hard work to become an excellent athlete.

One of the most notable things about her is that she set that time as a 22-year-old. In less than 10 months, Sydney McLaughlin beat her world record time by 0.73 seconds.

She beat second-place finisher, Femke Bol, by 1.59 seconds. Dalilah Muhammad, her main rival, finished third in 53.13 seconds had Muhammad faced off against

Sydney McLaughlin’s goal was not to run a perfect race, but she is happy with the race she did run. McLaughlin received a gold medal and $100,000 in prize money.

Sydney McLaughlin hinted at the idea that she could be a future resident of 400 Flatbush Avenue. She is a talented runner and an Olympic gold medalist