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Karsten Warholm of Norway 400m hurdles world record
Karsten Warholm of Norway reacts after breaking the men's 400m hurdles world record at the 2021 Bislett Games Oslo Diamond League meeting on July 1, 2021

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Warholm to run open 400m at Lausanne Diamond League meeting

Karsten Warholm, the Olympic champ and world record holder in the 400m hurdles will run the open 400m at the Lausanne Diamond League meeting.

Freshly minted World record holder and Olympic champion over the 400m hurdles, Karsten Warholm of Norway has been confirmed to compete in the open 400m at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Lausanne on August 26th. 

Warholm made history this week when he smashed his own world record with a sizzling time of 45.94 seconds to take Olympic gold in arguably the greatest 400m hurdles race of all time, but he is already setting his sights on the next challenge.

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The Norwegian, who had already broken the world record at the Oslo Diamond League in July, will be back in action in athletics’ premier one-day series when he hits the track at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Lausanne. 

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Yet Athletissima will present a new challenge for the world’s best hurdler, who will compete in the 400m flat on the shores of Lake Geneva. 

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Warholm has proven his quality in the discipline before, winning the 400m flat just hours after victory in the hurdles in an incredible double at the Stockholm Diamond League last summer. 

Victory in Lausanne could mean that he qualifies for the Wanda Diamond League Final in both the hurdles and the 400m, giving him the chance to join an elite group of athletes who have won two Diamond Trophies in a single year. 

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