2019 World Athletics Championships – Men's 400 metres hurdles
|Men's 400 metres hurdles |
at the 2019 World Championships
|Venue||Khalifa International Stadium|
|Dates||27 September (heats)|
28 September (semi-finals)
30 September (final)
|Competitors||39 from 31 nations|
Coming into these Championships, only four men had ever run under 47 seconds. While world record holder Kevin Young never officially retired, now at 53 he's largely been a spectator for a couple of decades. The other three have accomplished the feat in less than a year, two this season in the same race. And all three were in Doha setting up a highly anticipated confrontation.
In the final, Rai Benjamin in lane 7 appeared to get a better start, making up the stagger on Lahoulou to his outside, but that may have been deceptive. Down the backstretch, defending champion Karsten Warholm started to take charge. All alone in lane 9, the third of the big 3 Abderrahman Samba, was getting passed by. Through the turn, Warholm held his advantage over Benjamin which revealed to be a full stride coming off the turn. Kyron McMaster looked to be in third place. Benjamin made a run at Warholm down the stretch but stretched for the final hurdle, landing awkwardly and losing momentum and his last opportunity to try to catch Warholm. In front of a home crowd, Samba was able to get past McMaster to take the bronze.
Before the competition records were as follows:
|World record||Kevin Young (USA)||46.78||Barcelona, Spain||6 August 1992|
|Championship record||Kevin Young (USA)||47.18||Stuttgart, Germany||19 August 1993|
|World leading||Karsten Warholm (NOR)||46.92||Zürich, Switzerland||29 August 2019|
|African record||Samuel Matete (ZAM)||47.10||Zürich, Switzerland||7 August 1991|
|Asian record||Abderrahman Samba (QAT)||46.98||Paris, France||30 June 2018|
|North, Central American and Caribbean record||Kevin Young (USA)||46.78||Barcelona, Spain||6 August 1992|
|South American record||Bayano Kamani (PAN)||47.84||Helsinki, Finland||7 August 2005|
|European record||Karsten Warholm (NOR)||46.92||Zürich, Switzerland||29 August 2019|
|Oceanian record||Rohan Robinson (AUS)||48.28||Atlanta, United States||31 July 1996|
The standard to qualify automatically for entry was 49.30.
The event schedule, in local time (UTC+3), was as follows:
The final was started on 30 September at 22:41.
|4||Karsten Warholm||Norway (NOR)||47.42|
|7||Rai Benjamin||United States (USA)||47.66|
|9||Abderrahman Samba||Qatar (QAT)||48.03|
|4||2||Kyron McMaster||British Virgin Islands (IVB)||48.10||SB|
|5||3||TJ Holmes||United States (USA)||48.20||PB|
|6||6||Yasmani Copello||Turkey (TUR)||48.25||SB|
|7||5||Alison dos Santos||Brazil (BRA)||48.28||PB|
|8||8||Abdelmalik Lahoulou||Algeria (ALG)||49.46|
- Start list
- "400 Metres Hurdles Men − Records". IAAF. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
- "Competitions Entry Standards 2019 – IAAF World Championships – PDF title, Qualification Standards for the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019". iaaf.org. 2 August 2019.
- "400 Metres Hurdles Men − Timetable". IAAF. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
- "Men's 400 metres hurdles − Heats − Results" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 26 Sep 2019.
- Semi-finals results
- Final results