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Two-time Olympic champion [400 metres], Shaunae Miller-Uibo has set her sights on breaking Marita Koch’s world record of 47.60 that has been standing since 1985.

Speaking to Leighton Levy on Sportsmax.TV’s YouTube Channel, the Nassau born sprinter who is the sixth fastest woman of all time [ 48.36] established that she is ready to break the 36-year-old world record:

“Yeah definitely, I think there was a time where it was almost like people weren’t looking at the record but just seeing how far you can go in the 400,” Miller-Uibo said.

According to Miller-Uibo her vast experience on the tracks will help her achieve this new dream of hers.

“I’ve put in a lot of work over these past seasons and I’ve learned a lot about the event and as my times continue to drop, I think we still have a long way to go,” she said.

“Just being able to run 48.36 off of the season that I had. I think there’s so much more in store.

“The main goal is definitely going to be to try and drop below the 48-second barrier. The world record is in sight and we’re definitely going to go out and try to go after it very hard and see where we fall with it,” she said.

Miller-Uibo will become only the third woman to break 48 seconds barrier in history after Jarmila Kratochvilova [47.99, in 1983] and Marita Koch’s world record of 47.60s should she achieve her target.

By James K. Attaglo Wilson

www.sports24ghana.com

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