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The Norwegian Karsten Warholm reacts after his victory in the men’s 400 meter hurdles final at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo on Tuesday. Petr David Josek / AP Hide caption

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The Norwegian Karsten Warholm reacts after his victory in the men’s 400 meter hurdles final at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo on Tuesday.

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TOKYO – We’ll be talking about this race for years.

In the men’s 400-meter hurdles final at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, two of the three fastest participants of all time were at the start – and both exceeded the previous world record time by a large margin.

The Norwegian Karsten Warholm won gold and broke his own world record with a time of 45.94. He smashed it for almost three quarters of a second.

Behind was Rai Benjamin from the USA with a blazing fast 46.17.

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