Dalilah MUHAMMAD

Athlete Profile

  • COUNTRY
    United States United States
  • DATE OF BIRTH
    07 FEB 1990
    ATHLETE'S CODE
    14317560
Dalilah Muhammad in the 400m hurdles at the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 (Getty Images)

Current World Ranking Positions

Discipline Place Score
Women's 400mH 3 1390
Women's Overall Ranking 53 1390

Highest Ever World Ranking Positions

Discipline Place Duration
Women's 400mH 1 for 80 weeks
Women's Overall Ranking 4 for 60 weeks
Highest ever World Rankings position is considered from 1/1/2019

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Venue Date Records Results Score
60 Metres 7.56 +1.9 AP Ranch, Fort Worth, TX (USA) 20 JUL 2020 0
100 Metres 11.42 +1.7 Los Angeles, CA (USA) 04 MAY 2013 1110
150 Metres 17.07 +1.1 AP Ranch, Fort Worth, TX (USA) 20 JUL 2020 0
200 Metres 23.35 -0.1 Palo Alto, CA (USA) 30 MAR 2019 1099
200 Metres 23.22 * +2.3 Azusa, CA (USA) 11 MAY 2013 1099
300 Metres 37.42 AP Ranch, Fort Worth, TX (USA) 23 JUL 2020 1096
400 Metres 50.60 Stadion Śląski, Chorzów (POL) 16 JUN 2019 1182
600 Metres 1:28.85 Northridge, CA (USA) 24 MAR 2018 1071
800 Metres 2:14.90 Claremont, CA (USA) 04 APR 2015 911
100 Metres Hurdles 13.33 +1.9 Austin, TX (USA) 26 MAY 2012 1105
200 Metres Hurdles 25.20 -1.0 Northridge, CA (USA) 10 MAR 2018 0
400 Metres Hurdles 51.58 National Stadium, Tokyo (JPN) 04 AUG 2021 1282
High Jump 1.75 Claremont, CA (USA) 10 APR 2010 974
4x100 Metres Relay 45.16 Los Angeles, CA (USA) 20 MAR 2010 1087
4x200 Metres Relay 1:30.65 Mike A. Myers Stadium, Austin, TX (USA) 26 MAR 2022 1170
Medley Relay 2:08.38 Ostrava (CZE) 14 JUL 2007 0
4x400 Metres Relay 3:16.85 National Stadium, Tokyo (JPN) 07 AUG 2021 1252

Legend

* Not legal.

Indoor

Discipline Performance Wind Venue Date Records Results Score
60 Metres 7.64 Seattle, WA (USA) 30 JAN 2010 1007
200 Metres 24.82 * Seattle, WA (USA) 30 JAN 2010 0
400 Metres 54.07 Pocatello, ID (USA) 17 FEB 2007 1081
500 Metres 1:09.66 New York, NY (USA) 11 FEB 2017 1120
55 Metres Hurdles 8.03 Fresno, CA (USA) 20 JAN 2012 1014
60 Metres Hurdles 8.23 Fayetteville, AR (USA) 02 MAR 2012 1109
4x400 Metres Relay 3:37.57 Fayetteville, AR (USA) 02 MAR 2012 1100

Legend

* Not legal.

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records Results Score
400 Metres 51.50 Clyde Hart Track & Field Stadium, Waco, TX (USA) 23 APR 2022 1146
400 Metres Hurdles 53.13 Hayward Field, Eugene, OR (USA) 22 JUL 2022 1232
4x200 Metres Relay 1:30.65 Mike A. Myers Stadium, Austin, TX (USA) 26 MAR 2022 1170
4x400 Metres Relay 3:24.60 Mike A. Myers Stadium, Austin, TX (USA) 26 MAR 2022 1184

Outdoor

60 Metres

Performance Wind Place Date
2020 7.56 +1.9 AP Ranch, Fort Worth, TX (USA) 20 JUL 2020

Outdoor

100 Metres

Performance Wind Place Date
2020 12.34 +1.9 AP Ranch, Fort Worth, TX (USA) 20 JUL 2020
2013 11.42 +1.7 Los Angeles, CA (USA) 04 MAY 2013

Outdoor

150 Metres

Performance Wind Place Date
2020 17.07 +1.1 AP Ranch, Fort Worth, TX (USA) 20 JUL 2020

Outdoor

200 Metres

Performance Wind Place Date
2021 24.00 +1.9 Clyde Hart Track & Field Stadium, Waco, TX (USA) 17 APR 2021
2019 23.35 -0.1 Palo Alto, CA (USA) 30 MAR 2019
2018 23.46 +0.5 Long Beach, CA (USA) 19 APR 2018
2016 23.61 -0.6 Palo Alto, CA (USA) 01 APR 2016
2014 24.89 +1.6 Pasadena, CA (USA) 28 MAR 2014
2009 23.62 +1.8 Los Angeles, CA (USA) 25 APR 2009
2007 24.96 Uniondale, NY (USA) 10 JUN 2007
2006 24.64 -1.0 Greensboro, NC (USA) 01 JUL 2006
2005 24.86 -0.3 Greensboro, NC (USA) 24 JUL 2005

Outdoor

300 Metres

Performance Place Date
2020 37.42 AP Ranch, Fort Worth, TX (USA) 23 JUL 2020

Outdoor

400 Metres

Performance Place Date
2022 51.50 Clyde Hart Track & Field Stadium, Waco, TX (USA) 23 APR 2022
2021 53.77 Prairie View, TX (USA) 03 APR 2021
2020 60.17 AP Ranch, Fort Worth, TX (USA) 23 JUL 2020
2019 50.60 Stadion Śląski, Chorzów (POL) 16 JUN 2019
2018 52.72 Palo Alto, CA (USA) 30 MAR 2018
2016 52.64 Palo Alto, CA (USA) 01 APR 2016
2014 54.69 Walnut, CA (USA) 18 APR 2014
2013 52.75 Los Angeles, CA (USA) 06 APR 2013
2006 54.89 Greensboro, NC (USA) 02 JUL 2006

Outdoor

600 Metres

Performance Place Date
2018 1:28.85 Northridge, CA (USA) 24 MAR 2018

Outdoor

800 Metres

Performance Place Date
2015 2:14.90 Claremont, CA (USA) 04 APR 2015
2011 2:16.06 Fullerton, CA (USA) 05 MAR 2011

Outdoor

100 Metres Hurdles

Performance Wind Place Date
2016 13.43 +0.6 Palo Alto, CA (USA) 01 APR 2016
2013 13.34 +0.8 Los Angeles, CA (USA) 06 APR 2013
2012 13.33 +1.9 Austin, TX (USA) 26 MAY 2012
2010 13.88 +1.9 Los Angeles, CA (USA) 01 MAY 2010
2009 13.79 +0.7 Eugene, OR (USA) 17 MAY 2009

Outdoor

200 Metres Hurdles

Performance Wind Place Date
2018 25.20 -1.0 Northridge, CA (USA) 10 MAR 2018

Outdoor

400 Metres Hurdles

Performance Place Date
2022 53.13 Hayward Field, Eugene, OR (USA) 22 JUL 2022
2021 51.58 National Stadium, Tokyo (JPN) 04 AUG 2021
2019 52.16 Khalifa International Stadium, Doha (QAT) 04 OCT 2019
2018 53.65 Bislett Stadion, Oslo (NOR) 07 JUN 2018
2017 52.64 Sacramento, CA (USA) 25 JUN 2017
2016 52.88 Hayward Field, Eugene, OR (USA) 10 JUL 2016
2015 55.76 Los Angeles, CA (USA) 09 MAY 2015
2014 58.02 Suhaim bin Hamad Stadium, Doha (QAT) 09 MAY 2014
2013 53.83 Drake Stadium, Des Moines, IA (USA) 23 JUN 2013
2012 56.19 Des Moines, IA (USA) 06 JUN 2012
2011 56.04 Des Moines, IA (USA) 08 JUN 2011
2010 57.14 Berkeley, CA (USA) 16 MAY 2010
2009 56.49 Fayetteville, AR (USA) 11 JUN 2009
2008 57.81 Buffalo, NY (USA) 14 JUN 2008
2007 57.09 Greensboro, NC (USA) 16 JUN 2007
2006 58.75 Baltimore, MD (USA) 30 JUL 2006
2005 1:01.26 Indianapolis, IN (USA) 31 JUL 2005

Outdoor

High Jump

Performance Place Date
2011 1.70 Los Angeles, CA (USA) 23 APR 2011
2010 1.75 Claremont, CA (USA) 10 APR 2010
2009 1.70 Los Angeles, CA (USA) 02 MAY 2009

Outdoor

4x100 Metres Relay

Performance Place Date
2010 45.16 Los Angeles, CA (USA) 20 MAR 2010

Outdoor

4x200 Metres Relay

Performance Place Date
2022 1:30.65 Mike A. Myers Stadium, Austin, TX (USA) 26 MAR 2022
2010 1:36.15 Northridge, CA (USA) 12 MAR 2010

Outdoor

4x400 Metres Relay

Performance Place Date
2022 3:24.60 Mike A. Myers Stadium, Austin, TX (USA) 26 MAR 2022
2021 3:16.85 National Stadium, Tokyo (JPN) 07 AUG 2021
2019 3:18.92 Khalifa International Stadium, Doha (QAT) 06 OCT 2019
2012 3:41.03 Los Angeles, CA (USA) 29 APR 2012
2011 3:40.52 Tucson, AZ (USA) 14 MAY 2011
2010 3:33.22 Austin, TX (USA) 29 MAY 2010

Outdoor

Medley Relay

Performance Place Date
2007 2:08.38 Ostrava (CZE) 14 JUL 2007

Indoor

60 Metres

Performance Place Date
2009/10 7.64 Seattle, WA (USA) 30 JAN 2010

Indoor

400 Metres

Performance Place Date
2010/11 55.82 College Station, TX (USA) 12 FEB 2011
2006/07 54.07 Pocatello, ID (USA) 17 FEB 2007
2005/06 55.98 New York, NY (USA) 11 MAR 2006

Indoor

500 Metres

Performance Place Date
2016/17 1:09.66 New York, NY (USA) 11 FEB 2017
2010/11 1:13.07 New York, NY (USA) 04 FEB 2011
2009/10 1:13.39 New York, NY (USA) 05 FEB 2010
2008/09 1:13.67 New York, NY (USA) 06 FEB 2009
2007/08 1:13.20 New York, NY (USA) 18 JAN 2008

Indoor

55 Metres Hurdles

Performance Place Date
2011/12 8.03 Fresno, CA (USA) 20 JAN 2012

Indoor

60 Metres Hurdles

Performance Place Date
2011/12 8.23 Fayetteville, AR (USA) 02 MAR 2012

Indoor

4x400 Metres Relay

Performance Place Date
2011/12 3:37.57 Fayetteville, AR (USA) 02 MAR 2012
2010/11 3:49.59 College Station, TX (USA) 12 FEB 2011

Honours - Olympic Games

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. 4x400 Metres Relay 3:16.85 National Stadium, Tokyo (JPN) 07 AUG 2021
1. 400 Metres Hurdles 53.13 Estádio Olímpico, Rio de Janeiro (BRA) 18 AUG 2016
2. 400 Metres Hurdles 51.58 National Stadium, Tokyo (JPN) 04 AUG 2021

Honours - World Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. 4x400 Metres Relay 3:18.92 Khalifa International Stadium, Doha (QAT) 06 OCT 2019
1. 400 Metres Hurdles 52.16 Khalifa International Stadium, Doha (QAT) 04 OCT 2019
2. 400 Metres Hurdles 53.50 Olympic Stadium, London (GBR) 10 AUG 2017
2. 400 Metres Hurdles 54.09 Luzhniki Stadion, Moskva (RUS) 15 AUG 2013
3. 400 Metres Hurdles 53.13 Hayward Field, Eugene, OR (USA) 22 JUL 2022

Honours - Diamond League Final

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. 400 Metres Hurdles 53.88 Letzigrund, Zürich (SUI) 30 AUG 2018
1. 400 Metres Hurdles 53.89 Boudewijnstadion, Bruxelles (BEL) 01 SEP 2017

Honours - World U18 Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Medley Relay 2:08.38 (r1) Ostrava (CZE) 14 JUL 2007
1. 400 Metres Hurdles 57.25 Ostrava (CZE) 13 JUL 2007

Honours - Diamond League

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. 400 Metres Hurdles 53.88 Letzigrund, Zürich (SUI) 30 AUG 2018
1. 400 Metres Hurdles 53.89 Boudewijnstadion, Bruxelles (BEL) 01 SEP 2017
1. 400 Metres Hurdles 54.54 Alexander Stadium, Birmingham (GBR) 21 MAY 2022
1. 400 Metres Hurdles 52.77 Hayward Field, Eugene, OR (USA) 21 AUG 2021
1. 400 Metres Hurdles 53.67 Stadio Olimpico, Roma (ITA) 06 JUN 2019
1. 400 Metres Hurdles 53.61 Khalifa International Stadium, Doha (QAT) 03 MAY 2019
1. 400 Metres Hurdles 53.65 Bislett Stadion, Oslo (NOR) 07 JUN 2018
1. 400 Metres Hurdles 53.77 Shanghai Stadium, Shanghai (CHN) 12 MAY 2018
1. 400 Metres Hurdles 53.78 Stade Olympique de la Pontaise, Lausanne (SUI) 25 AUG 2016
1. 400 Metres Hurdles 53.90 Olympic Stadium, London (GBR) 22 JUL 2016

Honours - National Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. 400 Metres Hurdles 52.20 Drake Stadium, Des Moines, IA (USA) 28 JUL 2019
1. 400 Metres Hurdles 52.64 Sacramento, CA (USA) 25 JUN 2017
1. 400 Metres Hurdles 52.88 Hayward Field, Eugene, OR (USA) 10 JUL 2016
1. 400 Metres Hurdles 53.83 Drake Stadium, Des Moines, IA (USA) 23 JUN 2013
Results in:

400 Metres

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
16 APR 2022 USATF Golden Games, Hilmer Lodge Stadium, Walnut, CA USAUSA A F 5. 52.60
23 APR 2022 Michael Johnson Invitational, Clyde Hart Track & Field Stadium, Waco, TX USAUSA F F5 2. 51.50

400 Metres Hurdles

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
30 APR 2022 Drake Relays, Drake Stadium, Des Moines, IA - Invitational Events USAUSA B F 1. 53.88
21 MAY 2022 Diamond League Meeting, Alexander Stadium, Birmingham - Diamond Discipline GBRGBR GW F 1. 54.54
19 JUL 2022 World Athletics Championships, Oregon 2022, Hayward Field, Eugene, OR USAUSA OW H4 1. 54.45
20 JUL 2022 World Athletics Championships, Oregon 2022, Hayward Field, Eugene, OR USAUSA OW SF1 1. 53.28
22 JUL 2022 World Athletics Championships, Oregon 2022, Hayward Field, Eugene, OR USAUSA OW F 3. 53.13
26 AUG 2022 Athletissima, Stade Olympique de la Pontaise, Lausanne - Diamond Discipline SUISUI GW F 7. 56.03
30 AUG 2022 Spitzen Leichtathletik, Stadion Allmend, Luzern SUISUI B F 1. 54.57
04 SEP 2022 XXXV Meeting Città di Padova, Stadio Colbachini, Padova ITAITA C F 1. 53.84
08 SEP 2022 Weltklasse, Letzigrund, Zürich - Diamond Discipline SUISUI DF F 4. 53.83

4x200 Metres Relay

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
26 MAR 2022 Texas Relays, Mike A. Myers Stadium, Austin, TX USAUSA F F1 2. 1:30.65

4x400 Metres Relay

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
26 MAR 2022 Texas Relays, Mike A. Myers Stadium, Austin, TX USAUSA F F 1. 3:24.60
02 APR 2022 Baylor Invitational, Clyde Hart Track & Field Stadium, Waco, TX USAUSA F F 1. 3:25.08

Last update: 5 October 2019

Born: 7 February 1990. Coach: Lawrence Johnson.


Twelve years after first making an impact on the global stage, Dalilah Muhammad continues to go from strength to strength.

She won the world U18 title back in 2007, following in the footsteps of Jana Pittman and Zuzana Hejnova, who both went on to become two-time senior world champions in the event. But it took a number of years before Muhammad started to live up to that early promise.

Three weeks after her collegiate career concluded, Muhammad competed at the 2012 US Olympic Trials but finished sixth in her heat, two seconds shy of her season’s best. She knew something had to change and she started working with Yolanda Rich Demus, mother of 2011 world champion LaShinda Demus.

After relocating, Muhammad initially found the training load difficult, but she soon adapted. In her first few races of 2013, she knew she had made the right decision as she set four successive PBs, chopping her best time from 56.04 to 54.66.

“Breaking my PB of 56.04 was such a defining moment in my career,” she says. “It felt so easy, like I wasn’t even trying. But I also made mistakes in that race – like chopping badly at hurdle seven – which encouraged me to believe I could run so much faster in the future.”

She won the US title later that year in another PB, 53.83, and went on to take the silver medal at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow.

After missing most of 2014 with a virus and cutting her 2015 season short due to a knee injury, she returned to action in 2016 under the tutelage of Lawrence Johnson. Thriving under the new coaching set-up, she clocked a world-leading 52.88 to win the US Olympic Trials, making her one of the favourites for the Olympic title. She lived up to the expectation in Rio and won gold in 53.13.

The highlight of her 2017 season came when winning her third national title in what was the greatest standard 400m hurdles race in history. With three women finishing inside 53 seconds and the top six going sub-54, Muhammad once again came out on top, recording a lifetime best of 52.64.

Just two weeks later, though, she hurt her hamstring and so wasn’t at her best at the IAAF World Championships in London but still managed to come away with the silver medal behind US team-mate Kori Carter.

Last year was a non-championship season for Muhammad, but she won when it mattered most and claimed the Diamond League title in Zurich.

A trio of 400m PBs at the start of 2019, topped by 50.60, showed Muhammad was in great form this season. She won her specialist event at the IAAF Diamond League meetings in Doha and Rome and was only narrowly beaten by Sydney McLaughlin in Oslo.

Muhammad turned the tables on her young US rival to win the US Championships in a world record of 52.20. Their rivalry continued at the IAAF Diamond League final in Zurich, where McLaughlin came out on top, but Muhammad had bigger goals.

She put together the race of her life in Doha to win her first world title, taking 0.04 off the world record she had set earlier in the season. Muhammad now becomes just the second woman in history, after Britain's Sally Gunnell, to hold world and Olympic 400m hurdles titles as well as the world record.

 

Stats

 

Muhammad’s 400m hurdles progression
2005: 61.26
2006: 59.82
2007: 57.09
2008: 57.81
2009: 56.49
2010: 57.14
2011: 56.04
2012: 56.19
2013: 53.83
2014: 58.02
2015: 55.76
2016: 52.88
2017: 52.64
2018: 53.65
2019: 52.16

400m hurdles world record progression
56.51 Krystyna Kacperczyk (POL) Augsberg 1974
55.74 Tatyana Storozheva (URS) Chemnitz 1977
55.63 Karin Rossley (GDR) Helsinki 1977
55.44 Krystyna Kacperczyk (POL) Berlin 1978
55.31 Tatyana Zelentsova (URS) Podolsk 1978
54.89 Tatyana Zelentsova (URS) Prague 1978
54.78 Marina Makeyeva (URS) Moscow 1979
54.28 Karin Rossley (GDR) Jena 1980
54.02 Anna Ambraziene (URS) Moscow 1983
53.58 Margarita Ponomaryova (URS) Kiev 1984
53.55 Sabine Busch (GDR) Berlin 1985
53.32 Marina Stepanova (URS) Stuttgart 1986
52.94 Marina Stepanova Tashkent 1986
52.74 Sally Gunnell (GBR) Stuttgart 1993
52.61 Kim Batten (USA) Gothenburg 1995
52.34 Yuliya Pechonkina (RUS) Tula 2003
52.20 Dalilah Muhammad (USA) Des Moines 2019
52.16 Dalilah Muhammad (USA) Doha 2019