Karsten Warholm said he trained to 'look more like a horse' before breaking the 400m hurdles world record
- Karsten Warholm's performance in the 400m hurdles has been called "the best race in Olympic history."
- The Norwegian hurdler set a new world record, beating the one he set a month earlier.
- Warholm told Insider he trains six days a week, up to seven hours a day.
Not only did the Norwegian beat the world record he'd set a month earlier - which broke the longest standing record in men's track - but he ran faster than 18 of the men in the regular, 400m race without hurdles, clocking in at 45.94 seconds.
Warholm trains six days a week, sprinting and lifting light weights
Each session starts with low intensity jogging and drills, before upping the intensity for sprints and hurdling. After lunch, it's more high intensity running, before finishing off the day in the weight room.
On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, Warholm's training sessions are shorter and more likely to be based around interval work on a treadmill, for example.
On Sunday he rests.
While working out, Warholm has to keep an eye on his strength training to avoid bulking up - he's aiming to "look more like a horse," he said.
"We do lighter weights and we try to make the movements more specific to sprinting, so more dynamic," Warholm said. "It's all about getting more power in your stride."
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