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World’s best in the 400 hurdles – Lashinda Demus

Master of the 400m hurdles, Lashinda Demus

World leader Lashinda Demus faded to fourth in a matter seconds in the women’s 400 meters hurdles at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Monaco on July 21, 2010.

Leading during the first 300 meters Demus ran into trouble in the final straight away by chopping her steps which dropped her from first to fourth in a matter of seconds.

The talented American got it all wrong on the final flight of hurdles and with one stutter-step she was being overtaken by eventual race winner Kaliese Spencer of Jamaica, at 53.63.

Slipping by the Demus also, were Russia’s Natalya Antyukh (54.24) and USA’s Sheena Tosta (54.52).

Despite the setback the American is still consider by many to be the best 400 meter hurdler in the world.  It is my guess that Demus will regain her world standing during the next international track & field competition as she has already displayed her ability to get out quickly and take charge of a race.

August 7, 2010 Posted by | World Track & Field | , , , , | Leave a comment