Merritt regains world 400 metres title

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 00:50

Moscow: American Lashawn Merritt regained the men`s 400 metres world title at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old, who won his previous title in 2009, posted the fastest time of the year of 43.74 seconds to take gold while compatriot Tony McQuay ran a personal best (44.40sec) for second place and Luquelin Santos of the Dominican Republic was third (44.52sec).

Defending champion Kirani James of Grenada appeared to tighten up in the finishing straight and faded to finish seventh of the eight man field.


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First Published: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 00:50

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