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Karsten Warholm named men's World Athlete of the Year

The Norwegian athlete Karsten Warholm has been crowned the male world athlete of the year...breaking the world record twice.

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Niladri Biswas
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The Norwegian athlete Karsten Warholm has been crowned the male world athlete of the year; his astonishing feat in the 400m hurdles, breaking the world record twice. Followed by taking the Olympic gold in one of the greatest races of all time.

Warholm had an impressive enough year after his first race; when he finally broke American Kevin Young's 1992 46.78 seconds world record with a 46.70 run in Oslo. During the Olympic final in Tokyo, he clocked an astonishing 45.94.

Presenting the award at a virtual ceremony in Monaco, World Athletics President Sebastian Coe said: "We were rendered speechless by your run."

Karsten Warholm -  World Athlete of the Year - Sportz Point

Karsten Warholm. Photo- Twitter

What did Warholm say on winning the World Athlete of the Year?

Warholm: "I'm so happy for this. When I first saw the time I thought it must be a mistake. It was a very intense race, I always go out hard and never know what's going on behind me.

"When I realised the time I thought 'I'll take it."

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