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Profile of the Day: Karsten Warholm

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic games has seen a number of exciting, history making performances this year. On August 3, Norwegian hurdler Karsten Warholm not only won gold in the men’s 400-meter hurdles, but also set a new world record!

Image: Karsten Warholm / Yann Caradec, Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0)

In what has been called one of the greatest races in Olympics history, Warholm won at 45.94 seconds, crushing his own world record by .76. The United States’s Rai Benjamin came in second in 46.17 seconds, which also beat Warholm’s previous record. Coming in third was Brazil’s Allison dos Santos, who finished the race at 46.72. He was one of six runners in the race to have set either a world, continental, or national record.

Warholm first set the world record a month earlier at 46.7 seconds, breaking the previous world record that was held by American athlete Kevin Young for 29 years.

Congratulations to Karsten Warholm!

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