Gold medalist Sydney McLaughlin, of the United States, walks the track after winning the final of the women’s 400-meter hurdles at the World Athletics Championships on Friday, July 22, 2022, in Eugene, Ore.
Ashley Landis, Associated Press
Lots of athletes give thanks to God after a big win. Fewer name a specific Bible verse that stuck out to them during their training. Track and field superstar Sydney McLaughlin did both after winning the gold medal in the 400-meter hurdles event at the World Athletics Championships and breaking her own world record in the process.
“These past few days getting ready for this race, Hebrews 4:16 has been on my mind — coming boldly to his throne to receive mercy and grace. And I think (God) really gave me the strength to do it today, so all the glory goes to God,” she said to NBC Sports after her big win.
McLaughlin shared the same verse in an Instagram post about her record-setting performance.
“Preparing for this meet, the core of my team was centered around faith and belief. The amount of prayer coupled with hard work was divinely culminated in 50.68 seconds. By the grace of God, we accomplished our goal,” she wrote.
In the same post, McLaughlin encouraged fellow runners to continue trusting in God as they chase their goals.
“Let’s continue pushing the …read more
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