Karsten Warholm: Benjamin deserved to win 2019 Diamond League


stockholm.jpgThe always charming Karston Warholm, and studious Mondo Duplantis, photos by Wanda Diamond League

The Wanda Diamond League Call room will be shown on 24 May at 18:00 GMT (12 noon IN NY, 11 AM IN CHICAGO, 9 AM IN SFO). Tom Byrne, a fine journalist is hosting the show, and it should be a blast, with Mondo and Karsten. It should be entertaining! The link to the coverage is https://youtu.be/UBQO89zJ084.

Warholm: Benjamin deserved to win 2019 Diamond League

Norwegian superstar Karsten Warholm has said that he would happily have shared his 2019 Diamond League title with US rival Rai Benjamin.

400m hurdles world champion Warholm pipped Benjamin in a stunning contest in last year's Diamond League Final. While the American clocked a PB of 46.98, Warholm claimed the title with a European record of 46.92.

"He didn't deserve to come second. I wanted to share that trophy with him, because he deserved half of that trophy," said Warholm in the Stockholm edition of the Wanda Diamond League Call Room, which is due to air on Facebookand Youtubeat 18.00 GMT this Sunday.

"He ran a time which would have won the Diamond League by a mile in any other year!" added the Norwegian.

"Going into that Diamond League Final, I was really motivated to win. Kyron McMaster had beaten me twice before, so I felt it was my turn. I just went out there and did whatever I could to get my hands on that trophy."

Diamond League Champion Warholm is set to compete at the Bislett Impossible Games in Oslo next month, where he will be attempting the world record in the 300m hurdles.

"It's good to get motivation and go back to training. It's nice to have something to look forward to," he said.

"The Impossible Games give me just what I need to get to work and have that edge in training, knowing something big will happen in the near future."

Warholm was joined by Mondo Duplantis and host Tom Byrne in the Stockholm edition of the Wanda Diamond League Call Room, which is due to air this Sunday.

Tune in from 18.00 GMT on Facebookand Youtubeto catch both interviews as well as the best highlights from a decade of the Stockholm Diamond League.

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