LaShawn Merrit and Jeremy Wariner in the 400m – The Battle of Nike and Adidas
Next to the Usain Bolt – Tyson Gay anticipated match up, the LaShawn Merritt Jeremy Wariner head-to-head match up comes next.
These two have been avoiding each other all year, and the meeting in Herculis Greece never materialized where LaShawn ran 44.73.
Head-to-head competitions are good for the sport, and what better arena than the World Championships Finals? Rain or no rain, the conditions affect everyone.
What used to be 4 races in 4 days is now 3 races in 4 days, allowing a rest day for a potentially better performance in the finals.
On paper, it appears LaShawn has the edge, but you can’t count out Clyde Hart’s wisdom when it comes to round management.
Usually the race is won on the 3rd 100 meter segment, but in this case it will be the battle on the homestretch.
Men’s 400 meters World Championships Video – Merritt Wins in 44.07
UPDATE: Check back on this site in a few hours for the latest Video of the Men’s 400 meters final Video, courtesy of EuroSport and YouTube.
UPDATE: Sorry, the video is no longer on YouTube.