Wariner withdraws from World Championships

Wariner withdraws from World Championships

Provided by USATF

Jeremy Wariner has confirmed he will not compete for Team USA at the 2011 IAAF World Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Daegu, South Korea, due to a foot injury.

A two-time world champion (’05, ’07) and the 2004 Olympic gold medalist at 400 meters, Wariner tore a ligament in the second toe of his left foot while training in July. The injury was diagnosed this week.

“I am disappointed that I will not be able to try to regain the world title in the 400 meters in Daegu,” Wariner said in a statement. “Right now my focus is to get healthy, prepare for the 2012 season and try for my second Olympic gold medal in the 400. I wish my teammates the best in Daegu.”

USA Track & Field will announce the full Team USA roster for Daegu on Tuesday, August 9.