Wariner puts Hart back into retaining world title

BERLIN — American Athens Olympic champion and reigning world gold medallist Jeremy Wariner’s decision to split from legendary coach Clyde Hart may well have cost him the Olympic title last year.

Now Wariner hopes having teamed up with his mentor again that he will avenge his Olympic defeat to LaShawn Merritt and retain his world 400 metres crown.

The 25-year-old enjoyed a dominance over the one lap distance under Hart’s supervision that had previously been enjoyed by another of the coach’s proteges, athletics superstar Michael Johnson.

Two individual world titles and the 2004 Olympic crown came his way as he brooked no opposition until the split with Hart – over money – and the emergence of Merritt combined to see him lose form and his Olympic title in Beijing last year, finishing runner-up but almost a second behind his compatriot…..Read More

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