McCorory Runs World Lead In New York

6/13/2015
 
New York - Francena McCorory of Hampton ran the fastest time in the world in 2015  in the women’s 400 meters today at the adidas Grand Prix in New York.  Her time of 49.86 was the second fastest of her career and established a new adidas Grand Prix meet record. The the previous meet record was 49.91 by Amantle Montsho in 2013. 
 
“I knew the field was going to be tough. I just wanted to work on things that my coach told me to work on, and it definitely worked.”
 
On what it means to win and set a world-leading time
“It means a lot. I was praying to go under 50 (seconds) today because I was kind of stuck at 50, so running 49.87 is just awesome. I still can’t believe it.”
 
On how she’s been preparing for this meet  
“We’ve just been working on my start, continuing to engrain the race pattern in my head so that I’ll have it for the summer. It’s going really great.”
 
Looking forward to for USATF Outdoors and IAAF World Champs
“(I want) to keep dropping my time and to medal at World Championships. I’ve been to the last two, but I haven’t gotten a medal in an individual event, so that’s my main goal.”

Quotes courtesy of USATF