Two-time Olympic Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone is a World Record holding American sprinter and hurdler. In 2016, McLaughlin-Levrone made the Olympic team at the age of 16 for the Rio Summer Olympics. She made history as the youngest U.S. Olympian to compete in track and field since 1972 and set a junior world record in the 400m hurdles at the Olympic team trials. McLaughlin-Levrone cemented herself as a track superstar with a Gold Medal in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics in the 400m Hurdles, where she broke the world record with a 51.46 second time in addition to a Gold medal for the 4x400m relay.
Most recently, at 22 years old, McLaughlin-Levrone again broke the 400m Hurdle record to win a Gold Medal at the Track and Field World Championships in Eugene, Oregon in July. In Eugene she ran a mind-blowing 50.68 seconds to become the first woman to ever run below 51 seconds – this is the fourth time in 2 years she has broken the World Record.
Prior to her professional career, McLaughlin-Levrone competed at the University of Kentucky, and was the Gatorade National High School Track and Field Athlete of the Year for two consecutive years, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017. McLaughlin-Levrone was born in Dunellen, New Jersey and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with her husband, Andre Levrone, Jr.
She is pleased to announce the launch of her first book, “Far Beyond Gold: Running from Fear to Faith.” This highly anticipated story takes readers on an exceptional journey of self-discovery and a timeless quest for fulfillment. Within the book, Sydney navigates readers through a transformative voyage of self-growth and empowerment, drawing from her own life experiences.
In “Far Beyond Gold: Running from Fear to Faith,” Sydney shares facets of her life story and personal journey that have remained hidden from the public eye, uncovering her experience with uncontrollable anxiety that led to her battle with perfectionism and people-pleasing tendencies. Sydney takes readers through a pivotal and defining period in her life, starting in 2016, when she was a scared teenager at the Olympic trials in Eugene, through the World Championships in 2022.
Chapter to chapter, Sydney reveals the breaking moments when God continuously set her free, gave her strength, and enabled her to become the woman she is today. Her intention is to inspire readers to:
- Conquer their fears through the strength of faith
- Surpass their perceived limitations
- Triumph over the challenges they face
“Finding my path was a challenging battle, but by grace, through faith, Jesus has given me everything,” said Sydney. “Writing this book and sharing it with the world is my way of passing along the strength granted to me in faith because, with God anything is possible. I hope my readers and fans feel encouraged, and inspired to relinquish the need for control, and put their trust in Him.”
With her unique life story and remarkable career, Sydney harnesses a wealth of experiences and wisdom to guide readers toward empowerment, faith, and lasting self-fulfillment. “Far Beyond Gold: Running from Fear to Faith” packages a lifetime’s worth of invaluable insights and revelations, equipping readers everywhere to embark on their own personal breakthrough journeys.