Too Much Like Hard Work

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Jeremy Wariner won the 400 meters at the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004, and silver in Beijing. Though he hasn't had a BAD career, he hasn't had the career that probably he – and the rest of us – expected.

His coach is Clyde Hart, who was Michael Johnson's coach, ahem, and who was Wariner's coach until just before the Beijing Olympics, when Wariner reportedly offered Hart a new contract for substantially less money. Hart declined, Wariner performed below expectations, and the following year, admitted he'd made a mistake. They're back together again, but Wariner has never run close to his pre-Beijing best.

As for the 800, those of us who have run it and CAN'T run under 45 seconds for 400 are eternally grateful that nearly everyone who CAN run under 45 seconds for 400 (you're the exception, Alberto, you stud) finds the idea of training to run two laps ... hilarious.

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