India's Parul Chaudhary broke the women's 3000m national record at the Sound Running meet in LA on Sunday. The 27-year-old covered the distance in 8:57.19 to finish third.
Chaudhary's achievement is huge in Indian athletics as the participation from the nation
in 3000m is quite low. Notably, the 3000m
is a non-Olympic event.
In September 2021, Chaudhary secured his second gold in 3000m steeplechase at the National Open Athletics Championships. She won with a personal best record of 9:51.01 seconds.
Last month, Chaudhary won the gold medal
in 3000m Steeplechase at the National Inter State Senior Athletics Championship (9:42.16).
Chaudhary will represent India in the 3000m steeplechase at the 2022 World Athletics Championships (USA). She is one of the
five Indian women in the competition.