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DAEGU, South Korea (AP) — Kirani James of Grenada fought from

behind to beat favorite LaShawn Merritt of the United States at the

line to win the 400 meters Tuesday at the world

championships.

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Merritt long looked like taking gold, but James never gave up and

dipped at the line to finish in a personal best 44.60 seconds. It

was Grenada’s first world championship medal.

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Merritt finished in 44.63 for silver and Kevin Borlee of Belgium

took bronze in 44.90.

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