Irish athlete Thomas Barr gave a strong showing in Zurich to take sixth in a historic IAAF Diamond League 400m hurdles final.
For the first time in history, two men finished under 47 seconds in the same race. Race winner Karsten Warholm produced the second-fastest 400m hurdles performance of all time. American Rai Benjamin took second tonight in 46.98.
The Norwegian immediately set his sights on the world record, declaring "the best is yet to come."
Despite running from lane one, Barr secured his second-fastest time of the season. It is a positive move with the World Athletics Championships in Doha on the horizon next month.
What a race! ...and I’m not even talking about my performance😱 am building nicely for Doha and know where to work. How much longer til the WR falls. Crazy times pic.twitter.com/qOe2g7w9L8
— Thomas Barr (@TomBarr247) August 29, 2019
In the women's equivalent, American Sydney McLaughlin beat Olympic champion and world record holder Dalilah Muhammad with an impressive 52.85 seconds.