Warholm fails to set new world record in Berlin

Karsten WarholmKarsten Warholm.Photo: Christine Olsson/TT / NTB scanpix

Karsten Warholm dominated in his favorite distance of 400 meters hurdles during the ISTAF competition in Berlin but failed to beat Kevin Young’s world record from 1992.

The Norwegian won with a time of 47.08 at the Olympic Stadium in the German capital – only six people have ever run the distance faster.

Estonian Rasmus Mägi came in 2nd place with a time of 49.22.

In Berlin in 2018, Warholm won the European Championship gold in the same distance, with a time of 47.64.

“I have good memories from the blue court at the Olympic Stadium. The fans are great,” Warholm told the ISTAF conference’s website last week.

Warholm also dominated in Ostrava last week, winning with a time of “only” 47.62.

That was Warholm’s slowest time for the distance this season.

He reacted by negatively flinging his arms up in the air, but regretted his reaction afterward.

“It feels a bit silly when you think of those who finish 15 meters behind me, how must they feel. In the heat of the battle, you do things where you think “that was a bit silly,” Warholm said after the race.

At the end of August, he improved his own European record with a time of 46.87 at the Diamond League tournament in Stockholm.

That was 11 hundredths of a second behind Young’s world record from the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

The next opportunity to break the world record for Warholm will be the Diamond League tournament in Rome this Thursday.

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