Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Karsten Warholm 400m hurdles world record
Karsten Warholm of Norway set a 400m hurdles world record at Tokyo2020

Main News

Tokyo2020-Karsten Warholm runs 45.94s, sets 400m hurdles world record

Karsten Warholm ran a stunning 45.94 to smash the men’s 400m hurdles world record at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Tuesday morning (3).

TOKYO — Karsten Warholm of Norway has smashed his own world record on his way to winning the gold medal in the men’s 400-meters hurdles in a stunning 45.94 seconds at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Tuesday morning.

The two-time world champion broke his own previous world record of 46.70s in what was one of the best races in athletics history.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“It’s so crazy,” Warholm said. “This is by far the biggest moment of my life.”

Warholm went out hard, as he always does, and then powered away from American Rai Benjamin to seal the title and captured his first Olympic crown.

“I train like a f***ing maniac,” he said. “I use all my time on this. Now I just have to set myself new goals because I’m not done yet.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Benjamin recorded a North American record of 46.17s for second place while Brazil’s Alison Dos Santos continues his fruitful 2021 campaign by taking the bronze medal in 46.72s to set a South American record.

“I just worked so hard all year,” said tBenjamin, who finished second to Warholm at the 2019 World Championships in 2019. “This is what matters.

“I got a medal, but it just hurts to lose. Next year, I’m coming. I’m a dog. I’m going to fight. I made some mistakes that cost me but I’m going to fix them.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

The world record race which accounted for two area records, also featured three national records.

“We want to run faster, we want to be better and this is amazing,” Dos Santos said. “If (Warholm) can break 46, I can break it, too. I want to run faster. I want to be better.”

Kyron McMaster posted a British Virgin Islands national record with 47.08 for fourth place, while Qatar’s Abderrahman Samba ran 47.12 in fifth.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Yasmani Copello set a Turkey national record with 47.81 for sixth place and Rasmus Mägi improved Estonia’s national record with his 48.11 ran for seventh.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Written By

Simone Goss has been with World-Track since 2003 and has done outstanding work at the back end to help out with traveling and other meeting related activities. Goss has also done work for SportingEagles, Blaze News and other media outlets.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

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


Main News

Watch video highlights as Ethiopian runners Ejegayehu Taye and Berihu Aregawi break the 5km world records at the Cursa dels Nassos in Barcelona.

Main News

Jacob Kiplimo ran a world record of 57:31 to dominate at the 2021 EDP Lisbon Half Marathon World Athletics Label road race on Sunday (21).

Main News

Results and recap as Ethiopia's Letesenbet Gidey smashed the women's half marathon world record at the Valencia Half Marathon on Sunday.

Main News

Kalkidan Gezahegne won The Giants Geneva 10km on Sunday (3) in a time of 29:38*, which sees her breaking the world record by five...