Karsten Warholm set a new European record with his 47.33 in the 400m hurdles in Oslo today. He and Henrik Ingebrigtsen, the eldest of the three Ingebrigtsen brothers, who smashed the Norwegian 3,000m record by three seconds, did their native Norway proud. Warholm won his race, and Ingebrigtsen’s 7:36.85 for fourth place was also a massive personal best.
"I've a very bad cramp in my calf since the race and right now I want to cry like a little girl. It's worth the cramp, though. It's worth anything. This is one of the best days of my life."
European record – 47.33🔥
Way to rock your home Diamond League, @kwarholm 🇳🇴 pic.twitter.com/rfladw3vp3
— SPIKES (@spikesmag) June 13, 2019
Meanwhile, Filip and Jakob Ingebrigtsen finished a disappointing ninth and sixth in the meet’s Dream Mile, which has never been won by a Norwegian.
The 3,000m was won by Selemon Barega of Ethiopia, who just edged past world cross-country champion Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda at the line, winning in a world-leading time of 7:32.17, also a four-and-a-half-second personal best. The Dream Mile was won sit-and-kick-style by Poland’s Marcin Lewandowski in 3:52.34, leaning past Vincent Kibet of Kenya at the line (3:52.38) and Ayanleh Souleiman of Djibouti in third (3:52.66).
Canada’s Crystal Emmanuel raced to second place and a world championship qualifier in the women’s 200m, scoring a season’s best 22.89, a third of a second behind the Netherlands’ Dafne Schippers, who won in 22.56. (She needed to run 23.02 to qualify.) Emmanuel is now qualified for worlds in both the 100m and the 200m.
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