Reformed LaShawn Merritt sates his appetite with 400m world athletics title

The 27-year-old, who won his previous title in 2009 a year after winning Olympic gold, posted the fastest time of the year of 43.74 seconds to take gold while compatriot Tony McQuay ran a personal best (44.40sec) for second place and Luquelin Santos of the Dominican Republic was third (44.52sec).

updated: August 14, 2013 08:58 IST
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Moscow: American LaShawn Merritt regained the men's 400 metres world title at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow on Tuesday.

It restored some credibility to his reputation after serving a 21-month doping ban, then fighting a court battle against the International Olympic Committee (IOC) before being allowed to run in the 2012 Olympics.

Ultimately all his legal efforts came to nothing when he failed to make it past the heats in London, pulling up injured,

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