PHOTO: Karsten Warholm sets new world record: “The biggest thing I have experienced”

Karsten WarholmPhoto: Fredrik Hagen / NTB
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Karsten Warholm finished the Bislett Games by setting a world record at 400-meter hurdles with a time of 46.70. 

The time is eight-hundredths below Kevin Young’s record of 46.78 from the Olympics in 1992. Warholm outclassed the competitors in front of the Bislett stands and beat the nearest competitor Alison dos Santos by 68 hundredths of a second – even though the Brazilian set a personal record.

“I think this is the biggest thing I have experienced,” Warholm noted.

Naturally, he will never forget the moment at Bislett.

“We have worked to set the world record for an unbelievably long time. No matter what happens now, I have experienced this moment,” Warholm said.

“Absolutely beautiful”

“I thought about it all the way. If there was one time I should do it, it is today. It is not a given that you can do it, but once you do, it is absolutely beautiful,” Warholm said with a smile.

He has made it a habit to be the best on important occasions.

“I try to deliver when the time comes. That’s the kind of runner I want to be,” he added.

Bislett Games boss Steinar Hoen told NTB that Warholm’s record is among those that have moved him the most, and he happily paid out the record bonus of USD 50,000 (NOK 425,000).

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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