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Jeremy Wariner

Jeremy Wariner

Event: 400m
Height: 6-0
Weight: 155
PR: 200m - 20.19 (2006); 400m - 43.45 (2007)
Born: 01/31/1984
Current Residence: Waco, Texas
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
High School: Lamar (Arlington, Texas) HS ‘02
College: Baylor ‘06
Coach: Clyde Hart
Agent: Deon Minor
Sponsor: adidas
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USA Championships
Two-time USA Outdoor champion - 2004 (44.37); 2005 (44.20)
2013 USA Indoor champion (45.82)
Two-time USA Outdoor runner-up - 2008 (44.20); 2011 (44.98)
 
International Championships
2004 Olympic Games 400m gold medalist (44.00)
2008 Olympic Games 400m silver medalist (44.74)
Two-time World Outdoor 400m gold medalist - 2005 (43.93); 2007 (43.45)
2009 World Outdoor 400m silver medalist (44.60)
Two-time Olympic Games 4x400m gold medalist - 2004 (2:55.91); 2008 (2:55.39)
Three-time World Outdoor 4x400m gold medalist - 2005 (2:56.91); 2007 (2:55.56); 2009 (2:57.86)
 
Collegiate Championships
2004 NCAA Indoor 400m (45.39) and Outdoor (44.71) champion
 
Awards and Honors
2010 IAAF Diamond League champion
2006 Jesse Owens Award winner
 
About Jeremy
Wariner has won a total of three Olympic gold medals and five World Outdoor Championships gold medals. In 2013 Wariner added yet another medal to the collection after winning gold at the USA Indoor Championships, his first indoor championship since he was a student at Baylor nearly a decade ago. A big part of the American dominance in the event for more than two decades, in 2008 alone, Wariner joined teammate LaShawn Merritt to record the top 16 times in the world in the 400m. His personal best of 43.45, which he ran to win a gold medal at the 2007 World Outdoor Championships in Osaka, Japan, makes him the third fastest man in history. It was the fastest time run in the world since Michael Johnson set the world record of 43.19 in 1999. A total of five times in his career (2004-2007, 2010) he recorded the fastest 400m in the world according to the IAAF performance list. In 2006, he broke the 44-second barrier three times, and posted the five fastest times in the world that season. Wariner joins fellow Americans Lee Evans, Michael Johnson, Harry "Butch" Reynolds, Larry James, Quincy Watts, Danny Everett, LaShawn Merritt and Steve Lewis as the only athletes in history to break the 44-second barrier. The then 20-year-old Wariner shocked the world with his gold medal winning performance at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. With his win in his then personal best time of 44.00, Wariner became the youngest gold medalist in the event since 19-year-old Steve Lewis won in 1988 and posted the fastest time in the world since Michael Johnson in 2000. He also broke Johnson’s Baylor school record.  With Wariner placing first, followed by fellow Americans Otis Harris and Derrick Brew in second and third place, respectively, the U.S. got its first sweep in the 400 since 1988. Earlier in 2004, Wariner captured NCAA titles in both the indoor and outdoor 400 meters, setting stadium records at each championship. Wariner also led the Baylor 4x400-meter relay to a pair of national titles, setting an NCAA indoor record at 3:03.96. Wariner lettered in track and football at Lamar High School in Arlington, Texas, where he set school records in the 200m, 400m and 4x100m relay. A member of the 2002 USA World Junior team, Wariner is a three-time junior All-American in the 400m. He turned professional after the 2004 Olympics. His nickname of “Pookie” is embroidered on his racing spikes. He loves to watch the Food Network and owns two St. Bernards.
Results
2014:
PR in the 100m at Houston (10.92)
2013: USA Indoor champion (45.82) 
2012: 6th at Olympic Trials (45.24); 2nd at adidas Grand Prix (45.30); 5th at Pre Classic (45.68); 1st at Georgia Tech Invite (45.04); 5th at London Grand Prix (45.29); 5th in Monaco (45.28)
2011: USA Outdoor 400m runner-up (44.98); 4th at Paris (45.50); 1st at adidas Grand Prix (45.13); 2nd at Pre Classic (45.43); withdrew from World Outdoors with a foot injury
2010: 1st at Paris (44.49); 1st at Zurich (44.13); 1st at Lausanne (44.57); 1st at Rome (44.73); 1stin Shanghai (45.41); 2nd at Ponce GP (45.47); injured at USA Outdoors
2009: World Outdoor Championships 400m silver medalist (44.60) and 4x400m (2:57.86) gold medalist; 8th in 200m semis at USA Outdoors (20.83); 1st at adidas Track Classic (44.66); 1st at Osaka (44.69); 1st at Drake Relays (45.06)
2008: Olympic Games 400m silver medalist (44.74) and 4x400m gold medalist (2:55.39); Olympic Trials 400m runner-up (44.20); 1st at Bislett Games Oslo (43.98); Runner-up at Berlin (44.07); 1st at adidas Track Classic (44.42); 1st at Zurich (43.82); 1st at Waco (44.56); 1st at UTA Invite (20.37)
2007: World Outdoor 400m (43.45) and 4x400m gold medalist (2:55.56); 4th in 200m at USA Outdoor Championships (20.35); 1st at Stockholm (43.50); adidas Track Classic champion (44.60); 6th in 200m at Nike Prefontaine Classic (20.78); 4th in 200m at Rethimno (20.57); 1st at London (44.05)
2006: 5th at USA Outdoors 200m (20.24); 1st at Golden Gala (43.62); Ran third leg in setting indoor 4x400m American record of 3:01.96 with Kerron Clement, Wallace Spearmon and Darold Williamson on Feb. 11 at Fayetteville, Ark.; 2nd at adidas Track Classic 200m (20.19); 1st in the 400m in Oslo (44.31); 1st in Waco, Tex. (44.12); 1st at Paris (43.91); 1st at Stockholm (44.02); 1st at London (43.99)
2005: World Outdoor 400m (43.93) and 4x400m (2:56.91) gold medalist; USA Outdoor 400m champion (44.20); 1st in 400m at adidas Track Classic (44.53); 1st in round 1 in Lausanne (44.96); 2nd at Waco, Tex. (45.13) 
2004: Olympic Games 400m (44.00) and 4x400m (2:55.91) gold medalist; Olympic Trials 400m champion (44.37); NCAA Indoor 400m (45.39) and Outdoor (44.71) champion; NCAA Indoor 4x400m relay champion (3:03.96); NCAA Outdoor 4x400m relay champion (3:01.03)
2003: U.S. Junior 400m champion (46.41); 2nd at Pan Am Junior Champs (45.63); 7th at NCAA Indoors 400 (46.21); 2nd at Big 12 Indoors (46.33); 3rd at Big 12 Outdoors (46.59)
2002: 4th at USA Junior Championships (46.10); 2nd at Golden West Invitational
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2013: 
Indoor bests - 200m, 20.99 (No. 18 in the USA); 400m, 45.82 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 6 in the World); Outdoor bests - 400m, 45.35 (No. 14 in the USA, No. 36 in the World, ranked No. 10 in the USA by T&FN)
2012: Outdoor bests - 200m, 20.53; 400m, 44.96 (No. 8 in the USA, No. 19 in the world, ranked No. 4 in the USA & ranked No. 10 in the world by T&FN)
2011: Outdoor bests - 400m, 44.88 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 16 in the world, ranked No. 2 in the USA & ranked No. 7 in the world by T&FN)
2010: Outdoor bests - 400m, 44.13 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world by T&FN)
2009: Outdoor bests - 200m, 20.30 (No. 12 in the USA, No. 21 in the world); 400m, 44.60 (No. 2 in the USA by T&FN, No. 3 in the world, ranked No. 2 world by T&FN)
2008: Outdoor bests - 200m, 20.37 (No. 14 in the USA, No. 29 in the world); 400m, 43.82 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 2 in the world by T&FN)
2007: Outdoor bests - 200m, 20.35 (No. 12 in the USA, No. 33 in the world); 400m, 43.45 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world by T&FN)
2006: Outdoor bests - 200m, 20.19 (No. 7 in the USA, No. 10 in the world); 400m, 43.62 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world by T&FN)
2005: Outdoor bests - 400m, 43.93 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world by T&FN)
2004: Indoor bests - 400m, 45.39 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world); Outdoor bests - 400m, 44.00 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world by T&FN)
2003: Indoor bests - 400m, 46.12 (No. 8 in the USA, No. 15 in the world); Outdoor bests - 400m, 45.13 (No. 11 in the USA, No. 28 in the world)
2002: Outdoor bests - 200m, 20.41 (No. 9 in the USA, No. 30 in the world); 400m, 45.57 (No. 11 in the USA, No. 42 in the world)
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