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Athlete Quotes - Men's 400m Semifinal

Reggie Witherspoon, Heat 1 (Winner)

"It went great and that's what I wanted to do. Coach told me to run as fast as I could and that's what I did."

"That was actually my PR and I knew it was going to take that to make it to the final. Training with Jeremy Wariner and Darold Williamson helped me out a lot. That made me faster, a lot faster."

Calvin Smith, Heat 1 (3rd Place)

"I felt good, I got out pretty good. I slowed a little bit on the second turn, but I just had to power through."

"People ask me why I do the 400 instead of the 100, and I tell them, I just don't have a good start out of the blocks."

Jeremy Wariner, Heat 2 (Winner)

"I felt a lot better today than I did yesterday. Now I've got two days off, and I'm just going to stay off my feet as much as possible and rest up. Probably sleep a lot."

"I felt good. All we're trying to do is qualify and get a preferred lane. We (Wariner and LaShawn Merritt) weren't trying to battle and kill each other; we're just trying to make the final."

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