Not That Fit: Getting Faster with World Record Sprinter Dalilah Muhammad

October 13, 2020 by
Photo Credit: Dalilah Muhammad (instagram.com/dalilahmuhammad_/)

After my convo last week with “So You Think You Can Dance” winner Michael Dameski, I’m feeling more coordinated but #NotThatFit overall. There are still three components of fitness left to master, so today I’m talking speed with team USA member Dalilah Muhammad.

Last year, Muhammad broke the world record for the 400-meter hurdles, which had stood for 16 years, and then she broke it again a few months later. However, Muhammad wasn’t a naturally talented athlete as a kid, and most of her success came after she graduated from the University of Southern California, which shows that speed isn’t a fixed trait and can be improved.

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