Karsten Warholm to Attempt 400 hurdles World Record in Berlin

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Norway's Karsten Warholm will try again the 400m hurdles World record at Berlin's ISTAF on Sunday, September 13.

The 2-time World champion, Warholm, undefeated since September 8, 2018, will try to lower Kevin Young’s 46.78 400m hurdles World record. 

“I have very good memories of the blue track in the Olympic Stadium. The fans are great, ” said Warholm. "For me, it's always about doing my best, staying relaxed and doing my thing - and not thinking too much about goals and expectations."

On June 11 Warholm opened his outdoor campaign with a new 300m hurdles World record of 33.78 which indicated that he was ready to break the record.  Nine days later in Stockholm Warholm attempted the record and nearly broke it by clocking the second-fastest time in the history of 46.87. In his second World record attempt at Ostrava Golden Spike, on Tuesday Warholm's race did not go as he had planned but he still managed a new meeting record with 47.62. 

Other superstars confirmed for Berlin's ISTAF are World indoor record holder,  Armand Duplantis will clash with World champion Sam Kendricks.  The World champion, Daniel Stahl, will headline the discus throw while German crowd favorite Malaika Mihambo will highlight the Long Jump. Olympic and World champion Christian Taylor of the US will compete in the Triple Jump.

About 3000m spectators will be allowed to watch the event from inside the Berlin Olympic stadium.

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