He broke his own world record in the Tokyo 400m hurdles. He is the only man to have ever run below 46 seconds in the event and he has his eyes set on breaking the 400m European record this week in Lausanne.
He is Karsten Warholm one of the greatest hurdlers in world history.
On Thursday, August 26, 2021, Norway’s Karsten will line up alongside other world class 400m sprinters, with the hope of taking down the 25-year-old European 44.33s record held by the German Thomas Schönlebe.
Running 45.94s in the 400m hurdles is absolutely insane. The question is, however, how much quicker can he run the flat race?
At the Tokyo Olympics Isaac Makwala ran 44.94s, placing 7th. However, he is capable of stopping the clock below 44 seconds.
Karsten Warholm seems to be ready to run the 400m flat and the athletic world is watching to see if he can break a record in the process.
My biggest dream has become reality! Olympic champion and a World Record! Thank you❤️🇳🇴 pic.twitter.com/NtT7rKfdMI— Karsten Warholm (@kwarholm) August 3, 2021
Elaine Thompson-Hera, one of Jamaica’s golden girls, has a real chance of breaking the Florence Griffith-Joyner world record of 10.49s.
Elaine who has been setting new personal bests all season saw a real breakthrough at the Tokyo Olympics where she broke Joyner’s Olympic record, running 10.61, shaving .01s off the previous Olympic record.
Just last weekend at the Prefontaine Classic, Elaine topped that performance inching much closer to the world record running 10.54s. This time is unmatched by any other living woman to date.
On Thursday, Elaine will take to the track once again. She has her eyes set on the world record, but to achieve it rests on there being perfect conditions all around.
I hope the weather is like this tomorrow “cah tek the cold 🥶 vibes”— Elaine Thompson Herah (@FastElaine) August 25, 2021