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Norway’s Karsten Warholm SMASHES the world record to win gold in thrilling 400m men’s hurdles final

Norway’s Karsten Warholm SMASHES his own world record to win gold in a thrilling 400m men’s hurdles final… seeing off America’s Rai Benjamin, who ALSO broke the previous record

Norway’s Karsten Warholm claimed gold in a breathtaking 400m men’s hurdles final on Tuesday in Tokyo.

Warholm made history by smashing the world record in a time of 45.94 seconds, just about seeing off America’s Rai Benjamin, who also had broken the previous best.

It was a thrilling race, with Warholm just about fending off the American star, who looked as if he had the legs to pip the Norwegian to the line but recorded a time of 46.16.

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Norway’s Karsten Warholm celebrates after winning gold in a memorable 400m hurdles final

Warholm can't quite believe his achievement after smashing his own world record in Tokyo

Warholm can’t quite believe his achievement after smashing his own world record in Tokyo

Warholm pips America's Benjamin Rai to gold in a final that will live long in the memory

Warholm pips America’s Benjamin Rai to gold in a final that will live long in the memory

Warholm poses alongside his world record achievement in Tokyo's Olympic Stadium

Warholm poses alongside his world record achievement in Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium

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