Date: 8/23/2004

"White dude speed" is the kind of quickness that you see from a guy who's trying to beat the "Do Not Walk" sign across the street. They're moving but not fast enough to scuff their boat shoes. When it comes to Jeremy Wariner—and only Jeremy Wariner—you can throw that thoughtless stereotype into the recycling bin or homemade compost tumbler. Presumably in a pair of velcro New Balances, Wariner won gold for the 400m and 4 x 400m relay during the '04 Olympic games in Athens, Greece.