Karsten Warholm seeks new challenges, but the Decathlon (in Sumo suit)?


Thanks to the constant search for the next story to satisfy our readers, we have found that Karsten Warholm has decided to look for new challenges. We had heard that he was considering the 800m, and that makes sense, as Edwin Moses, Harald Schmidd, among other 400m hurdlers had looked at the 800m, and run quite well, both under 1:45 PBs. The Norwegian Viking was looking for a new challenge. And, did he find it!


Karsten Warhlom with an incredulous Jonathan Edwards, London 2017, photo by Martin Bateman

Ashton Eaton, way back in 2014, took a year off from the decathlon and ran intermediate hurdles. I recall speaking with him in Glasgow, Scotland, after he achieved his 400m hurdle PB.

And then, we heard rumor that Karsten Warholm was looking at the decathlon to see if he could be challenged. Karsten, however, took a different approach, wearing a Sumo suit and battling all ten events in a short period of time. We are not sure if this can be considered a record, as we are not sure he made it over the pole vaul.

Here is our photo graphic evidence ! Thanks to NRK Sports!

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