– It’s just incredible. There is a great atmosphere, simply as that, says his coach Leif Olav Alnes to NRK.

Warholm ran at time 34.92 at 300m indoor hurdles, in the nation competition in athletics between Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland in Tampere (FIN), 11.02.17.

Thus he shares top score by South African Llewellyn Herbert who ran at the same time in 1999.

– We would hunt for the world record, so it’s incredibly fun to see that it went, says the coach.

SEE THE VIDEO OF HIS WORLD RECORD IN THIS ARTICLE FROM NORWEGIAN TV (NRK): Video of race, click on the first picture in the article.


– It is very motivating to achieve this goal, says Warholm’s coach..
PHOTO: MARTTI Kainulainen / LEHTIKUVA / NTB Scanpix


Warholm, often referred to as one of the largest athletics talents, has shown tremendous form development, after he decided to invest more training to hurdles. He has been a dekathlon athlete for many years.

– It’s not just to order such records. It is allowed to try, and sometimes succeed one. We did today, says a happy coach.


– I must say I am very satisfied. Race started pretty fast and I had to work hard towards the end, but it came out pretty good. I am happy for that, says Warholm in an interview posted on the Norwegian Athletics Association Facebook page.

He was a class above the competition in Finland and run scored lonely majesty.

The coach says that Warholm went right to a new competition after the record race. Then it was 4x400m relay for Norway which was on the program.


– Karsten is so cool when this things happen. He roared as he usually does, and then it was straight on to the next competition and fully focus on it, says Alnes, laughing.

Warholm tends normally to run 400 meter hurdles. The shorter indoor distance is not as common to run, but the coach underlines that the performance is still strong.

– It is a very good time. It is this exercise indoors, that is closest to what he specializes (400m hurdles), and this provides confirmation that the training we do provide progress. He has taken big steps forward litterary, and I do not think he had managed to take this time a year ago, says Alnes.

Much indicates that the 20 year old Warholm are heading towards something that could be big.

Last weekend he ran 400 meters in indoor-Norwegian Championship in Ulsteinvik (NOR). His time was the second best in the world in 2017.


Source: NRK