Jeremy Wariner

Jeremy Wariner

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Jeremy Mathew Wariner (born January 31, 1984, in Arlington, Texas) is an American track athlete specializing in the 400 meters. He has won four Olympic medals (three gold, one silver) and six World Championships medals. He is the third fastest competitor in the history of the 400 m event with a personal best of 43.45 seconds, after Butch Reynolds, and Michael Johnson.

A successful college athlete, Wariner won the 400 m and 4 × 400 meters relay gold medals at his first Olympics in Athens 2004. He followed this with two gold medals at the 2005 World Championships in the same events. He remained undefeated in the 400 m event during the 2006 ÅF Golden League, earning him the $250,000 jackpot. He remained World Champion in the 400 meters individual and relay events at the 2007 Osaka World Championships, earning him the 2007 Best Male Track Athlete ESPY Award. He won the 1600 m relay gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics but took silver in the 400 m, finishing behind fellow countryman LaShawn Merritt. Wariner picked up the silver medal in the 2009 World Championships, again finishing second to Merritt.

Early career

Jeremy Wariner attended Lamar High School in Arlington, Texas, participating in multiple sports and being recognized for his outstanding speed. Under the coaching of Mike Nelson, who also coached 110 meters hurdler Reggie Harrell at Lamar High School, he was the 1996 Texas 5A state sprint champion at...
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