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Athletics: Wariner, Whiting win US titles and Cherry sweet

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Three-time Olympic champion Jeremy Wariner and reigning world indoor shot put champion Ryan Whiting won landmark titles on Sunday at the US Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Athens Olympic 400-meter winner Wariner, a five-time world champion and two-time Olympic relay title-holder competing in the US Indoors for the first time, won the 400 in 45.82 seconds, .72 ahead of runner-up Marcus Boyd.

Wariner's chief rival, Bershawn Jackson, failed to finish the race. He was the 2005 world champion and third in the 400 hurdles at the 2008 Olympics.

Whiting's winning effort of 21.80m, .87 ahead of runner-up Cory Martin, was the best indoor shot put performance in the world this year.

D'Angelo Cherry just missed matching the fastest 60-meter time in the world this year with a victory in 6.49 seconds, .05 ahead of runner-up Reggie Dixon.

France's Jimmy Vicaut won the European indoor 60m title on Saturday in a season's world best 6.48 with Britain's James Dasaolu second in the same time.

Olympic long jump bronze medalist Janay DeLoach Soukup, who won her third consecutive US Indoor title on Saturday, was third Sunday in the 60m hurdles.

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