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Tokyo, Japan — Norway’s Karsten Warholm broke his own world record in the 400-meter hurdles of the Olympic Games on Tuesday, ending at 45.94 and breaking the old mark at .76.
One of the most anticipated races in the program was more than enduring hype.
Second place US Rai Benjamin finished at 46.17. This is the mark that Warholm set last month, which also crushed 46.7.
Warholm tore the jersey when he first crossed the line. He had the same astonishment as when he announced himself on the world stage with his 2017 World Championship victory.
Brazil’s Allison Dos Santos finished third with 46.72 as six of the eight runners broke world, continental or national records.
Overall, it was a race that exceeded expectations for a sultry afternoon at the almost empty Olympic Stadium.
Surprisingly, not unexpected.
The hype of this showdown began to rise during the US Olympic Trials in June. Benjamin announced that he was the fourth man to beat 47 seconds in a 46.83 run and thought 46 was low.
Warholm responded a few weeks later by running 46.70, breaking the 29-year-old world record held by American Kevin Young since the Barcelona Olympics.
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