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Kirani James wins men's 400 meters

Updated: May 31, 2014, 8:15 PM ET
Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. -- Kirani James of Grenada edged American Lashawn Merritt in a photo finish to win the men's 400 meters Saturday at the 40th annual Prefontaine Classic.

James, the gold medalist in the 2012 London Olympics, bested his rival by leaning at the end to finish in 43.97 seconds, best in the world this season, in the third IAAF Diamond League event of the year.

Justin Gatlin won the 100 meters with a wind-aided 9.76 seconds. Had it not been for the breeze, Gatlin's time would ...

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