Congratulations to Lauren Boden who competed in her first World Championships in the Women’s 400m Hurdles, and top twenty in the world as a result!On Monday morning she placed 4th in her heat to automatically qualify through to the Semi Finals in a season best time of 55.78. An excellent start, ‘I ran a very controlled race and executed my race plan exactly the way I had discussed with Matty. I can’t wait to give it everything tomorrow night in the semi finals, I have nothing to lose.’
On Tuesday night it was Semi Final time in the Women’s 400 Hurdles here at the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea. Lauren placed 7th in her Semi Final in a time of 56.68, tough windy conditions out there, ‘Overall I was actually quite happy with my run and unfortunately there was a massive headwind to battle for the last 100m! But that is racing and often there are things that you can’t control! Tonight was an amazing and invaluable experience, especially as I look ahead now to 2012 London Olympics.’
Next on the program is the 4x 400m relay which Lauren will be running the third leg the heats begin on Thursday at 12.10pm (1.10pm AEST).