Athletissima has a surprise in store on the 26th of August: the 400m will be added to the program and it will host Karsten Warholm. The star of the Tokyo Olympics will come to Lausanne to break Thomas Schönlebe's "old" European record.
How fast can Karsten Warholm go over the 400m flat? The question has tickled the imagination of athletics fans since the Norwegian's stratospheric performance on Tuesday in the Olympic 400m hurdles final: 45''94, that shattered the world record by 0.76 seconds.
The race went down as arguably one of the most significant athletics finals at the Games, and more generally in the history of the sport. Everything shows that "the Viking" can run sub-44 seconds on a 400 m flat. This will be an opportunity to showcase his ability in Lausanne. Warholm will prepare carefully for the race to break the continental record set at 44''33 on 3rd September
1987 in Rome by Thomas Schönlebe. Schönlebe was running for the former German Democratic Republic (GDR).
Warholm’s opponents will be known in the coming days.
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