Norway's Karsten Warholm came very close to break the 400m hurdles World record at the Stockholm Bauhaus Galan - Wanda Diamond League meet on Sunday (23).
Warholm surprised once again by clocking 46.89, the 2nd fastest 400m hurdles time in history. He missed Kevin Young's World record by only 0.09.
Had the reigning World champion, Warholm, not hit the last hurdle, he would likely have a new World record now.
“I hit that last hurdle because I went really hard for the first nine, and stuff like this happens,” said the two-time World champion Warholm.
“You know, I’m always telling myself to be a warrior when I go out on the track. I think I was rewarded by just going all in at the end and I got a great time. It's a great lesson for me to always run until the finish line."
Men's 400m hurdles results
|1||WARHOLM Karsten||NOR||46.87 AR WL DLR|
|3||VAILLANT Ludvy||FRA||49.18 SB|
|5||KENDZIERA David||USA||49.47 SB|
|7||BENGTSTRÖM Carl||SWE||50.21 SB|
Warholm continued to impress by winning the 400m flat in a new season's best time of 45.05 seconds, just one hour after his stunning 400m hurdles performance.
"It felt really good, especially the hurdles. I'm really really proud of doing what I did." said Warholm.
According to athletics statistician, Jon Mulkeen, Warholm produced the fastest ever one-day 400/400H double in history.