2019 Men’s 400 Hurdles World Rankings

Rai Benjamin gave Karsten Warholm a good run for his money in Doha, but the Norwegian prevailed. (VICTOR SAILER/PHOTO RUN)

WHEN YOU’RE THE AOY, having been No. 1 in your event is pretty much a foregone conclusion. In returning to the top spot here he earned in ’17, Karsten Warholm was obviously the guy who had it all. The undefeated Norwegian, 23, rollicked through the DL season, winning all 5 such meets he entered. He gave the WR a mighty scare with his 46.92 to win the DL Final in Zürich, and his 5 fastest races averaged an otherworldly 47.210…

AS FOR RAI BENJAMIN, he came along at just the wrong time, as his season, featuring a sub-47 best and 3 races faster than 47.5, would have made him No. 1 in just about any other year ever… Defending No. 1 Abderrahmane Samba had injury problems, racing only 3 times, although in one of them he handed Benjamin his only non-Warholm loss of the year.

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1. KARSTEN WARHOLM (Norway) (2/28/96, 6-1½/176) (1.87/80)
47.85 1)Stockholm DL 5/30
47.33 1)Oslo DL 6/13
47.12 1)London DL 7/20
47.43 1)Nor Ch 8/02
47.26 1)Paris DL 8/24
46.92 1)Zürich DL 8/29
47.42 1)World Ch 9/30
(49.27h, 48.28sf)
2. RAI BENJAMIN (US) (7/27/97, 6-3¼/170) (1.91/77)
47.80 2)Shanghai DL 5/18 1. Samba
47.58 1)Rome DL 6/06
47.16 1)Stanford DL 6/30
47.23 1)USATF 7/27
(49.61h, 48.30sf)
46.98 2)Zürich DL 8/29 1. Warholm
47.66 2)World Ch 9/30 1. Warholm
(49.62h, 48.52sf)
3. ABDERRAHMANE SAMBA (Qatar) (9/05/95, 6-3¼/176) (1.91/80)
47.51 1)Asian Ch 4/22
(49.57h)
47.27 1)Shanghai DL 5/18
48.03 3)World Ch 9/30 1. Warholm; 2. Benjamin
(49.08h, 48.72sf)
4. KYRON MCMASTER (British Virgin Islands) (1/03/97, 6-1½/174) (1.87/79)
49.37 2)Baie-Mahault 5/18 1. Robinson
49.12 3)Oslo DL 6/13 1. Warholm; 2. Barr
48.94 2)Stanford DL 6/30 1. Benjamin
dnf –)London DL 7/20 1. Warholm; 2. Copello; 3. Lattin; 4. Robinson; 5. Magi;
6. Hyde; 7. Gibson; 8. McAlister
48.33 3)Paris DL 8/24 1. Warholm; 2. Vaillant
48.58 3)Zürich DL 8/29 1. Warholm; 2. Benjamin
48.10 4)World Ch 9/30 1. Warholm; 2. Benjamin; 3. Samba
(49.60h, 48.40sf)
5. YASMANI COPELLO (Turkey) (4/15/87, 6-5/190) (1.96/86)
49.37 3)Stanford DL 6/30 1. Benjamin; 2. McMaster
49.92 2)Székesfehérvár 7/09 1. Robinson
48.93 2)London DL 7/20 1. Warholm
49.23 1)Sandnes 8/10
49.08 1)Birmingham DL 8/18
50.46 1)Bursa 8/20
48.47 4)Paris DL 8/24 1. Warholm; 2. Vaillant; 3. McMaster
48.58 4)Zürich DL 8/29 1. Warholm; 2. Benjamin; 3. McMaster
48.25 6)World Ch 9/30 1. Warholm; 2. Benjamin; 3. Samba; 4. McMaster; 5. Holmes
(49.75h, 48.39sf)
6. TJ HOLMES (US) (7/02/95, 5-11½/161) (1.82/73)
49.25 2)Stockholm DL 5/30 1. Warholm
50.60 7)Oslo DL 6/13 1. Warholm; 2. Barr; 3. McMaster; 4. Kendziera; 5. Abe;
6. Dobek
49.79 5)Stanford DL 6/30 1. Benjamin; 2. McMaster; 3. Copello; 4. Kendziera
48.58 2)USATF 7/27 1. Benjamin
(49.87h, 49.46sf)
49.04 5)Paris DL 8/24 1. Warholm; 2. Vaillant; 3. McMaster; 4. Copello
50.00 7)Zürich DL 8/29 1. Warholm; 2. Benjamin; 3. McMaster; 4. Copello; 5. Kendziera;
6. Barr
48.20 5)World Ch 9/30 1. Warholm; 2. Benjamin; 3. Samba; 4. McMaster
(49.50h, 48.67sf)
7. ALISON DOS SANTOS (Brazil) (6/03/00, 6-2¼) (1.89)
51.51 1)San Diego 3/23
52.15 1)Claremont 4/06
49.93 1)La Jolla 4/13
49.48 1)Azusa 4/19
50.06 2)Mt. SAC R 4/20 1. Lattin
48.84 1)Bragança Paulista IWC 4/28
49.89 1)SAm Ch 5/25
49.17 1)La Chaux-de-Fonds 6/30
49.67 1)Guarda 7/05
48.57 1)WUG 7/11
(51.05h, 49.72sf)
48.49(A) 1)Pan-Am Cup 7/21
(50.47Ah)
48.45 1)Pan-Am G 8/08
(49.74h)
49.20 2)Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Copello
48.62 2)Bra Ch 9/01 1. Teles
(51.68h)
48.28 7)World Ch 9/30 1. Warholm; 2. Benjamin; 3. Samba; 4. McMaster; 5. Holmes;
6. Copello
(49.66h, 48.35sf)
8. DAVID KENDZIERA (US) (9/09/94, 6-2¾/185) (1.90/84)
50.46 2)Florida R 3/30 1. Alowonle; 1. Burns
49.97 3)Drake R 4/26 1. Allen; 1. Weh; 2. Gibson; 2. Dow
49.27 3)Nanjing IWC 5/21 1. Abe; 2. Dobek
48.99 2)Rome DL 6/06 1. Benjamin
49.77 2)Montreuil 6/11 1. Lahoulou
49.27 4)Oslo DL 6/13 1. Warholm; 2. Barr; 3. McMaster
49.46 4)Stanford DL 6/30 1. Benjamin; 2. McMaster; 3. Copello
48.69 5)USATF 7/27 1. Benjamin; 2. Holmes; 3. Lattin; 4. Grimes
(50.04h, 49.21sf)
50.38 1)Cork 8/14
49.29 3)Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Copello; 2. Dos Santos
49.16 6)Paris DL 8/24 1. Warholm; 2. Vaillant; 3. McMaster; 4. Copello; 5. Holmes
48.98 5)Zürich DL 8/29 1. Warholm; 2. Benjamin; 3. McMaster; 4. Copello
49.06 1)Bellinzona 9/01
48.99 1)US v Europe 9/10
9. THOMAS BARR (Ireland) (7/24/92, 6-0/161) (1.83/73)
49.41 3)Shanghai DL 5/18 1. Samba; 2. Benjamin
50.28 3)Stockholm DL 5/30 1. Warholm; 2. Holmes
49.65 4)Rome DL 6/06 1. Benjamin; 2. Kendziera; 3. Abe
49.11 2)Oslo DL 6/13 1. Warholm
50.16 5)Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Copello; 2. Dos Santos; 3. Kendziera; 4. Mowatt
49.32 7)Paris DL 8/24 1. Warholm; 2. Vaillant; 3. McMaster; 4. Copello; 5. Holmes;
6. Kendziera
49.17 6)Zürich DL 8/29 1. Warholm; 2. Benjamin; 3. McMaster; 4. Copello; 5. Kendziera
49.02 4sf)World Ch 9/28 1. Benjamin; 2. Samba
(49.41h)
10. TAKATOSHI ABE (Japan) (11/12/91, 6-2¼/181) (1.89/82)
49.74 5)Asian Ch 4/22 1. Samba; 2. Chen; 3. M.P. Jabir; 4. Hemeida
(49.63h)
50.27 6)Shanghai DL 5/18 1. Samba; 2. Benjamin; 3. Barr; 4. Dobek; 5. Magi
49.16 1)Nanjing IWC 5/21
49.57 3)Rome DL 6/06 1. Benjamin; 2. Kendziera
49.78 5)Oslo DL 6/13 1. Warholm; 2. Barr; 3. McMaster; 4. Kendziera
48.80 1)Jpn Ch 6/29
50.36 6)Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Copello; 2. Dos Santos; 3. Kendziera; 4. Mowatt; 5. Barr
48.97 3sf)World Ch 9/28 1. Benjamin; 2. Samba
(49.25h)

 

 

U.S. RANKINGS
1. *Rai Benjamin (Nike) 6. Norman Grimes (Texas Tech)
1)USATF, 2)Zürich DL, 2)World Ch 2)NCAA, 2)NACAC U23, 4)USATF
2. *TJ Holmes (Nike) 7. Byron Robinson (adidas)
2)Stockholm DL, 2)USATF, 5)World Ch 1)Padua, 4)London DL, 6)USATF
3. *David Kendziera (unattached) 8. Khallifah Rosser (unattached)
2)Rome DL, 5)USATF, 1)vs Europe 1)Kingston, 6)Stanford DL, 7)USATF
4. Amere Lattin (Houston) 9. Taylor McLaughlin (Michigan)
3)NCAA, 3)USATF, 6sf)World Ch 1)Padua, 2)Big 10, 4)NCAA
5. Quincy Hall (South Carolina) 10. Cameron Samuel (USC)
1)Penn R, 1)NCAA, 1)NACAC U23 1)Mt. SAC R, 1)Pac-12, 6)NCAA

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