Karsten Warholm: "I'm as close as it gets (to the record) "...


Warholm.jpg Karsten Warholm takes EAC 2019, photo by European Athletics / Getty Images

The 400m hurdles may be the most sadistic event in the sport. The 400 meters is an event that challenges all. Add ten hurdles to the 400 meters,

and one has an amazing challenge.

In Stockholm, this past summer, Karston Warholm, almost 'touched the sun', like the Greek mythological character, Icarus. Touching the last hurdle, Karsten Warholm just missed the world record held by Kevin Young since 1992, running a spirited 46.87. An almost perfect race, Karston Warholm had almost run a perfect race, and in that action, showed us that world records, while made to be broken, come in their own time.

OSLO (NOR): World 400m hurdles champion Karsten Warholm says he looks back with a mixture of emotions on his run in Stockholm this year when he hit the final barrier and missed the world record by 0.09 seconds. He told AW: "I'm as close as it gets (to the record) and I need to be proud of that and keep it as a motivation. But you always want [to] run faster and, given that it was not the perfect race, that is something I can work with towards next season. It's a bit frustrating but that's the way it is. That's top sports - everything is frustrating because there is always something you feel you could have done better and that is what keeps you pushing."

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