Just In

Video: Karsten Warholm Dominates 400m Hurdles In London

LONDON -- Karsten Warholm dominated set a new national record, meeting record and personal best time of 47.55 seconds en route to winning the men's 400m hurdles at the 2018 Müller Anniversary Games – 2018 London Diamond League on Saturday.

LONDON — Karsten Warholm dominated set a new national record, meeting record and personal best time of 47.55 seconds en route to winning the men’s 400m hurdles at the 2018 Müller Anniversary Games – 2018 London Diamond League on Saturday.

Warholm, who won the IAAF World title last year in London, ran unchallenged in the opening section of the race to build a sizable lead entering the homestraight.

London Diamond League - Karsten Warholm
Karsten Warholm of Norway in the men’s 400m Hurdles at the London Diamond League

With the field well beaten, the 22-year-old powered down the final straight and over the remaining two barriers to post a new Norwegian record and improved the 47.81 mark he clocked in Stockholm last month.

“I feel very good about today’s race. It went exactly how I wanted,” Warholm said.

“I had good strides and I got a good rhythm and if there was ever a good time to get a time like that it was today.

“To get a national record is amazing and to do it in the stadium where I became world champion is even better.”

The former multi-athletes admits that he’s still learning the event.

“I am still quite new to this event and I am still trying to find ways to run faster,” he added.

“What is nice about this event is everybody has their own lane and you just have to focus on yourself and your own performance.”

Yasmani Copello of Turkey who was second to Warholm at the World Championships last year, finished second in London on Saturday in 48.44.

“It was very good. This year I’m happy with how I’m running and I’m excited about the European Championships based on that performance,” Copello said.

“This year the Diamond League field is very strong compared to previous years and I’m happy to be in that bracket.”

Third place on Saturday’s day one of the two-day meet, went to Thomas Barr of Ireland in a season’s best of 48.99, while Great Britain’s Jack Green failed to finish after picking up an injury on the backstretch.

Diamond League, IAAF Diamond League, Karsten Warholm

About The Author

Gary Smith || World-Track Content Manager and Lead Reporter

Gary Smith is one of the leading writers for World-Track.org. He has over 20 years of running experience, as well as 12 years of coaching while covering several events, from the international to college level. Smith, who has covered events for publications such as Caribbean Net News, European Athletics, Cayman Net News, AFP, and Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC), is also a frequent contributor of SportingAlert.com and TrackAlerts.com. Smith holds a degree in Communication and Journalism. Twitter | LinkedIn | News Break Writer

You Might Also Enjoy...

Sifan Hassan before winning the 10,000m at the 2023 FBK Games

Sifan Hassan opened track season with 5000m win at Track Fest 2024

Sifan Hassan triumphs in the women's 5000m at Track Fest 2024 in Los Angeles, setting a solid start to her Paris 2024 Olympic Games campaign. Catch up on other exciting track and field results.

Brianna Lyston at the 2024 LSU Alumni Gold

Brianna Lyston flashes to 22.31secs 200m PB at 2024 SEC Outdoor Championships

LSU's Brianna Lyston dazzled at the 2024 SEC Outdoor Championship with an qualifying-leading performance in the 200m event at 22.31secs.

Diamond League live streaming coverage

How to watch the 2024 Doha Diamond League meeting?

You can watch live streaming coverage of the 2024 Doha Diamond League meeting in USA on Peacock TV and NBC Sports. The likes of Neeraj Chopra, and Steven Gardiner are in action.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Share to...