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TOKYO — Rai Benjamin cleared the final hurdle, and suddenly there the two of them were, Benjamin and a blonde-haired Norwegian whippet called the Terminator, the only man who separated him from forever. They sprinted shoulder-to-shoulder, Benjamin in Lane 5 and Karsten Warholm in 6, each stride an assault on the possible.
Warholm had created a sliver between them, but Benjamin had waited for this moment for two years, since their showdown at the world championships. Benjamin summoned a kick. Warholm summoned his, too, and the margin grew.
Tuesday morning under oppressive humidity at National Stadium, Benjamin broke his rival’s world record. He ended up with the silver medal, because Warholm did so too. Warholm crossed in an astonishing 45.94 seconds, lowering the mark he had set a month ago by .76 seconds. Benjamin finished in 46.17 seconds, which aside from one man would have radically reset the record, too.
Source: The Washington Post