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Audrey Leduc runs 22.36, sets Canadian national 200m record at Edwin Moses Classics

Canadian sprinter Audrey Leduc set a new national record in the 200m at the 2024 Edwin Moses Classics in Atlanta, clocking 22.36 seconds to break the previous mark.

Audrey Leduc runs 22.36 for Canada record at Edwin Moses Classics
Audrey Leduc runs 22.36 for Canada record at Edwin Moses Classics

ATLANTA, GA – Canada’s Audrey Leduc continued her impressive season in 2024 after recording another national record at the 2024 Edwin Moses Classics in Atlanta on Friday, May 31.

A little over a month after setting the Canadian national record in the 100m with 10.96 seconds at a meeting in Baton Rouge, Leduc clocked 22.36 seconds (1.1 m/s) to establish another national record, this time in the 200m, lowering Crystal Emmanuel’s previous record by 0.14 seconds, set in 2017.

In her post-race interview, Leduc admitted that her focus was on breaking the national record, but she was pleased with the achievement.

“No, it was not (a target of mine),” she said. “But I am happy that I did it. I am just super happy with the race. It felt good.”

“I have a lot of meets coming up, so (I am) preparing for the meets and just be ready,” she added.

Read more: McLaughlin-Levrone runs world-leading 52.70 in 400m hurdles at Edwin Moses Classics

Prior to her performance at the 2024 Edwin Moses Classics on Friday evening, Leduc’s fastest 200m time with legal wind reading was 23.62 seconds in 2023. The 25-year-old was coming off a 22.77 seconds performance with +3.0 m/s wind-aided in Baton Rouge.

Leduc finished strongly down the homestretch to outpace Tamari Davis of the USA, who clocked a season-best 22.39 seconds for second place. Another American sprinter, Kennedy Flannel, was third with a time of 23.13 seconds.

Also at the meet, Olympic champion and world 400m hurdles record holder Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone opened her campaign in the event with an impressive world-leading time of 52.70 seconds victory to close out the schedule.

Read Also: Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone faces Gabby Thomas, Abby Steiner in LA Grand Prix 200m

Gary Smith is one of the leading writers for World-Track.org. He has over 20 years of running experience, as well as 12 years of coaching while covering several events, from the international to college level. Smith, who has covered events for publications such as Caribbean Net News, European Athletics, Cayman Net News, AFP, and Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC), is also a frequent contributor of SportingAlert.com and TrackAlerts.com. Smith holds a degree in Communication and Journalism. Twitter | LinkedIn | News Break Writer

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