Devynne Charlton made history at the Millrose Games by setting a world record in the 60m hurdles with a time of 7.67. Her exceptional form, which began early in 2024, was on full display during the event. Charlton had previously set a national record of 7.75 and followed it up with a 7.76 run in another meeting, leading her to the main event at the Millrose Games.
At the meet, Charlton showcased her excellent start and maintained her lead throughout the race, ultimately crossing the finish line ahead of her competitors, including Nia Ali and Danielle Williams, both experienced world champions in their own right. Her victory and new world record time of 7.67 surpassed the previous record set 16 years ago by Susanna Kallur.
Upon seeing her name and time on the clock, Charlton was filled with disbelief and relief. She mentioned that achieving her goal and setting the world record made her feel “on top of the world.” Her outstanding performance and reaction to her achievement will undoubtedly be remembered in the future as she continues to excel in her career.