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2006-02-24 20:56:47

By Mike Shalin BOSTON (Reuters) - Despite his tremendous success in the 200 and 300 meters and in the 4x400 relay, many people have felt Wallace Spearmon's true distance is the 400. This weekend, the indoor world record holder in both the 300 and the 400 relay, makes his professional debut here in the 400 at the USA Indoor Indoor Championships. "I'll be doing more of it in the future," Spearmon said via teleconference earlier this week. "I'll do a mixture of both (the 400 and 200),...

2006-02-12 01:04:10

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Olympic gold medallist Jeremy Wariner anchored the U.S. team to an indoor 4x400 meters relay world record of 3:01.96 in Fayetteville, Arkansas on Saturday, USA Track & Field said on its Web site. Kerron Clement, Wallace Spearmon, Darold Williamson and Wariner shattered the 1999 record of 3:02.83 set by fellow Americans Andre Morris, Dameon Johnson, Deon Minor and Milton Campbell They were rewarded with a $25,000 check from the meeting's sponsors. Clement...

2005-08-13 15:02:28

HELSINKI (Reuters) - An appeal by the U.S. women's 4x400 meters relay squad against their disqualification in the heats was rejected on Saturday. The defending champions were disqualified for multiple lane infractions. On Friday the American men's 4x100 meters relay team, also the 2003 champions, were eliminated when the first two runners dropped the baton between them.

2005-08-13 14:19:58

HELSINKI (Reuters) - The U.S. women's 4x400 meters relay team were disqualified in their first round heat at the world championships on Saturday for several lane infractions. Officials said the defending champions were appealing against the decision. On Friday the American men's 4x100 meters relay team, also the 2003 champions, were eliminated when the first two runners dropped the baton between them.

2005-07-21 22:55:15

By Gene Cherry RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - Michael Johnson responded with a mixture of relief and irritation after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) opted against stripping the U.S. 4x400 meters relay team of their 2000 Olympics golds. "I never felt it was fair to any of us that because of a process, or lack thereof, all of a sudden our medals were in jeopardy," the world 200 and 400 meters record holder and five-times Olympic champion told The Dallas Morning News....

2005-07-20 07:23:46

By Gene Cherry RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - Michael Johnson could lose the last of his five Olympic gold medals five years after the Sydney Games when a court in Switzerland rules on a doping scandal Thursday. The Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will announce at 0800 GMT whether Johnson and his American team mates should forfeit their 4x400 meters golds because of a doping violation by squad member Jerome Young in 1999. Athletics world ruling body, the IAAF, has...

2005-07-20 03:38:01

By Gene Cherry RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - Michael Johnson could lose the last of his five Olympic gold medals five years after the Sydney Games when a court in Switzerland rules on a doping scandal on Thursday. The Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will announce at 0800 GMT whether Johnson and his American team mates should forfeit their 4x400 meters golds because of a doping violation by squad member Jerome Young in 1999. Athletics world ruling body, the IAAF,...


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