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Watch: Malta’s Pellegrini places fourth in 400m heat at World Indoor Championships

Norwegian star Karsten Warlhom topped Pellegrini’s heat in Glasgow.

Maltese sprinter Graham Pellegrini produced a time near the national record as he clocked a 48 second-400m run at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow, on Friday.

Graham Pellegrini pipped Canada’s Ibrahim Ayorinde just before the finish line.

Pellegrini set a new 400m indoor record back in January when he ran a 47.89 at the London Indoor Games which took place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre.

Starting in lane 1, Pellegrini was competing alongside Norwegian star Karsten Warlhom who lived up to the expectations and breezed through the finish line with a 46.68, his season best.

Olympic and World champion Karsten Warlhom crosses the finish line first as Graham Pellegrini pushes towards fourth at the back.

Warlhom, 28, is a one-time Olympic and three-time World 400m outdoor winner, holding both Olympic and World record times at 45.94.

The Maltese athlete pipped Canada’s Ibrahim Ayorinde to fourth in his heat. Earlier this year, Ayorinde had produced a 46.74 at the Bob Pollock Invitational, in Clemson.

Pellegrini is the only athlete representing Malta in this year’s World Indoor Championships.

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