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Athletics: Wariner, Whiting win US titles and Cherry sweet

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.

Athletics: Wariner, Jackson set up US Indoors 400 showdown

Three-time Olympic champion Jeremy Wariner and 2005 world outdoor champion Bershawn Jackson each won 400-meter heats on Saturday at the US Indoor Track and Field Championships. Wariner, competing in the meet for the first time, was the fastest qualifier for Sunday's final in 46.40 seconds while Jackson was fourth overall in 47.36, setting up a showdown between the rivals in one of the meet's feature races. Wariner, a five-time world champion, took Olympic 400 gold in 2004 at Athens and was part of two US 4x400 gold medal Olympic relays.
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