Karsten smashes
world record

PUMA top-level athlete emerged from lockdown with world record of over 300m hurdles

June 15, 2020

PUMA top-level athlete emerged from lockdown with world record of over 300m hurdles

June 15, 2020

What a comeback! PUMA athlete Karsten Warholm ran the fastest 300m hurdles in history in a solo race at the Impossible Games in Oslo’s Bislett Stadium last Thursday.


Running against the clock in lane seven in front of a tiny crowd due to COVID-19 restrictions, the two-time reigning world 400m hurdles champion surged out of the blocks and clocked 33.78s. This is massive seven-tenths of a second inside the previous best!

The previous record outdoors stood at 34.48 to Chris Rawlinson from 2002. Due to the restrictions that are still in place in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, organisers are staging exhibition-style events.


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Karsten´s attempt was the headline act at the made-for-TV event. The local hero competed alone in the 300m hurdles and started quickly, appearing to overstride like a long jumper as he headed to the first obstacle.

The 24-year-old was able to push hard on the flat and measure his hurdles to perfection with his stamina enabling him to keep going all the way to the line.


We love to see that the Norwegian came out strong out of the lockdown period. Keep the Forever Faster spirit going Karsten!

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