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LaShawn Merritt gets silver in men's 400

Updated: August 30, 2011, 10:01 PM ET
Associated Press

DAEGU, South Korea -- A memorable meeting -- marked by a late surge and a stumble -- could be the start of a robust rivalry between Grenada's Kirani James and American LaShawn Merritt.

James leaned across the line Tuesday to win the gold medal in the 400 meters at the world championships, upstaging the reigning titleholder, who had grab the back of the teenager's jersey to prevent himself from falling.

The surprise finish put Merritt on notice: There's a new kid in the blocks, and ...

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