Men's 400m

Athletics Beijing Olympics

World Record: Michael Johnson, USA, 43.18

Venue: National Stadium

United States make clean sweep in men’s 400m

The United States have won every medal in the men’s 400 meters at the Beijing Olympics.
The gold medal went to LaShawn Merritt, silver to Jeremy Wariner and bronze to David Neville.

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At the 2004 Olympic games, Jeremy Wariner became the first white man in 24 years to win an Olympic sprint medal.
He is going into the Beijing Olympics as favorite in the mens 400 meters. At the final of the U.S. Olympic trials Wariner finished second to LaShawn Merritt. Some people are questioning [...]


Mens events
200 meters
1. Usain Bolt, Jamaica, 19.76.
2. Wallace Spearmon, United States, 20.27.
3. Paul Hession, Ireland, 20.37.
400 meters
1. Martyn Rooney, Britain, 44.83.
2. Tyler Christopher, Canada, 45.29.
3. David Gillick, Ireland, 45.35.
800 meters
1. Abraham Chepkirwok, Uganda, 1:45.64.
2. Michael Rimmer, Britain, 1:45.76.
3. Marcin Lewandowski, Poland, 1:46.49.
3000 meters
1. Boniface Kiprop, Uganda, 7:36.95.
2. Mike Kigen, Kenya, 7:37.66.
33 Alistair [...]


Jeremy Wariner has set the year’s world best time in the 400 meters at the Gaz de France.
He beat his rival LaShawn Merritt who came second.
“I executed the race like I wanted to,” said Wariner, the world and Olympic champion. “Everything is flowing. My finish is strong. It is a great time.
“Now I am not [...]


Double amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius, often referred to as the “blade runner” has accused the IAAF of trying to stop him from competing at the Beijing Olympics.
IAFF gave Pistorius approval to compete in the able-bodied Beijing Olympics. He would still however have to record an Olympic qualifying time, which he has since been unable [...]


Jeremy Wariner beat rival LaShawn Merritt in the men’s 400 meter in 44.00 seconds.
“I’m not surprised that I won,” said Merritt. “I train to win. That’s my motto. I didn’t feel like I was the underdog coming in. This is what I do. Just like this is what he does. It was down to a [...]