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Merritt's embracing new role as a marked quarter-miler

Over an activity-filled offseason, sprinter LaShawn Merritt dabbled in runway modeling, met rap mogul Jay-Z at a Barack Obama rally, hosted a track meet for kids and had a parade thrown in his honor.

Yet one thought kept zipping around the Olympic gold medalist’s mind: Jeremy Wariner is coming after him.

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Merritt dethroned the defending Olympic champion in the 400 at the Summer Games in Beijing, pulling away as Wariner faded mightily down the stretch……READ MORE

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