LASHAWN MERRITT NEWS

USA's Merritt wins 400m gold

LaShawn Merritt of the United States reclaimed the world title in the men's 400 meters Tuesday, pulling away from the pack early and winning by more than half a second. Merritt crossed in 43.74 seconds, the fastest time of the year. Merritt also won the world title in 2009.
Via Fox Olympics
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Four Olympians help kick off race

Richmond International Raceway already brings excitement for fans as it is the last race before NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup field is set - and is a short track. Now, the track is upping the competition by bringing in four Olympians from the state to join US Marine Sgt. John Peck to lead the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance prior to the Sept. 9 race. LaShawn Merritt ...
Via Fox Sports
August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Injuries plague US men's 4x400 team

Add Jeremy Wariner to the growing list of injured American relay runners. The 2004 Olympic champion at 400 meters tore his left hamstring and will miss the final of the 4x400-meter relay Saturday. Wariner will join 2008 Olympic champion LaShawn Merritt and Manteo Mitchell on the sideline. Merritt hurt his groin in 400-meter individual qualifying, and Mitchell broke his left leg...
Via Fox Sports
August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Grenada's Kirani James wins 400 title

Kirani James claimed Grenada's first medal in Olympic history Monday night, leaving the field behind in a drizzle to win the 400-meter gold by more than a half-second. The 19-year-old James, the reigning world champion and a two-time NCAA champion for the University of Alabama, finished in 43.94 seconds. Luguelin Santos of the Dominican Republic earned the silver in 44.46,...
Via AP on Fox
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Merritt won't compete in 4x400 relay

American runner LaShawn Merritt will not compete in the 4x400-meter relay after being sent home from the Olympics to get treatment on an injured left hamstring.
Via Fox Olympics
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

US and China neck-and-neck in Olympic medals race

The red, white and blue is painting the Olympics gold, silver and bronze. Nearly midway through the London Games, the United States is locked in a tight battle with China in the ultimate Olympic competition - the race for No. 1 in the medals. While many had predicted China would top both categories, the Americans should go into the second week with realistic chances of finishing...
Via AP on Fox
August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Merritt pulls up during 400-meter qualifying

Defending champion LaShawn Merritt of the U.S. pulled up in the backstretch of his 400-meter preliminary heat, stopped in his quest for a second straight Olympic title by an ailing left hamstring. Merritt got off to a bad start, fell behind early and stopped running after about 200 meters. He limped slowly off the track, an unsatisfying end to a tumultuous four years for the sprinter...
Via Fox Sports
August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Hurt Merritt won't defend 400 title

Defending champion LaShawn Merritt of the U.S. pulled up in the backstretch of his 400-meter preliminary heat, stopped in his quest for a second straight Olympic title by an ailing left hamstring.
Via Fox Olympics
August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

LaShawn Merritt's coach: Hurt hamstring pain free

LaShawn Merritt's coach says ''it's difficult to tell'' if the Olympic 400-meter champion will be completely healthy to race, even though the American's injured left hamstring is ''pain free.'' Merritt pulled up shortly before the homestretch at a tuneup meet in Monaco on July 20. He hopped around and held the back of his left leg, before...
Via AP on Fox
August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Merritt pulls up in 400m after hamstring twinge

Olympic champion LaShawn Merritt pulled up shortly before the home stretch in the men's 400 meters at the Herculis meet on Friday after feeling a twinge in his left hamstring. The two-time Olympic gold medalist was challenging for the win in the Diamond League event before suddenly stopping after entering the final bend. The American runner then hopped up and down and held the...
Via AP on Fox
July 20, 2012  |  Discuss

OSN @ Eugene Report - Salem Sprinter Earns A Spot On The 2012 Olympic Team

EUGENE — Day 3 of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials at Hayward Field ended with a local face landing a plane ticket to London. Ryan Bailey out of Salem’s McKay High School ran a 9.93-second 100-meter dash out of lane one to finish third and earn a spot on this year’s Olympic team. Bailey’s time of 9.93 seconds left him behind only big-name sprinters Justin Gatlin (9.80) and Tyson...
Via Oregon Sports News
June 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Olympic Track & Field Notes: World Records, Comebacks, and Crazy Tie-Breaking Scenarios for Inconclusive Photo Finishes

In case you missed it this weekend, sprinters Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh tied for third in the women’s 100-meter final Saturday at the U.S. track and field Olympic Team Trials in Eugene, Oregon. It was a photo finish, but the photo was inconclusive. Since the top three finishers in each event qualify to compete in London, a tiebreaker will be necessary to determine which...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
June 25, 2012  |  Discuss

''I just put it all in God's hands'

LaShawn Merritt might have won the race but the real victory Sunday in the men's 400 meters at the US Olympic trials belonged to Bryshon Nellum. Nellum, a senior at USC, finished third in the event, behind Merritt and Tony McQuay, for a trip to the London Games -- something that was unthinkable in 2008 when Nellum was shot in the legs while leaving a Halloween party. A high...
Via AP on Fox
June 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Merritt, Richards-Ross return to the Olympics

LaShawn Merritt might have won the race but the real victory Sunday in the men's 400 meters at the U.S. Olympic trials belonged to Bryshon Nellum. Nellum, a senior at Southern California, finished third in the event, behind Merritt and Tony McQuay, for a trip to the London Games - something that was unthinkable in 2008 when Nellum was shot in the legs while leaving a Halloween...
Via AP on Fox
June 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Merritt wins 400m at US trials

Olympic gold medalist LaShawn Merritt ran the 400 meters at the US track trials in 44.12 seconds, best in the world this season, for a chance to defend his title in London. Tony McQuay, winner at the NCAA championships earlier this month, was second in 44.49, and Bryshon Nellum of Southern California was third in 44.80 to earn the other two spots on the Olympic team. Jeremy Wariner...
Via AP on Fox
June 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Merritt wins 400m for chance to defend his gold

Olympic gold medalist LaShawn Merritt ran the 400 meters at the U.S. track trials in 44.12 seconds, best in the world this season, for a chance to defend his title in London. Tony McQuay, winner at the NCAA championships earlier this month, was second in 44.49, and Bryshon Nellum of Southern California was third in 44.80 to earn the other two spots on the Olympic team. Jeremy Wariner...
Via AP on Fox
June 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Merritt wins 400m at US trials

Olympic gold medalist LaShawn Merritt ran the 400 meters at the US track trials in 44.12 seconds, best in the world this season, for a chance to defend his title in London.
Via FOXSports.com
June 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Liu dominates hurdles at Classic

Liu Xiang lunged across the finish line and quickly looked up to his left at the giant scoreboard. Then, he impatiently waited. A split second later -- only it felt like an eternity -- the board flashed Liu's time in big, white characters: 12.87 seconds. That sent the 110-meter hurdler from China straight into euphoria as he thrust his fist into the air before dancing and...
Via AP on Fox
June 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Pre Classic draws big stars

The glamour event at the Prefontaine Classic this weekend will be the men's 100 meters featuring a showdown between Walter Dix and Olympic gold medalist Justin Gatlin. No, wait, the marquee race Saturday is Carmelita Jeter taking the line against Allyson Felix in the 200. Check that, it's got to be the men's 400 as teen sensation Kirani James of Grenada takes on American...
Via AP on Fox
June 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Pre Classic draws some of track's biggest stars

The glamour event at the Prefontaine Classic this weekend will definitely be the men's 100 meters featuring a showdown between Walter Dix and Olympic gold medalist Justin Gatlin. No, wait, the marquee race Saturday is Carmelita Jeter taking the line against Allyson Felix in the 200. Check that, it's got to be the men's 400 as teen sensation Kirani James of Grenada takes...
Via AP on Fox
June 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: UK Olympic doping ban illegal

Sprinter Dwain Chambers and cyclist David Millar will be eligible to compete for Britain at the London Games after the country's lifetime Olympic ban for doping offenders was found to be unlawful by sports' top court. A Court of Arbitration for Sport panel has decided the British Olympic Association's 20-year-old bylaw now violates the World Anti-Doping Agency code,...
Via AP on Fox
April 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Team USA sweeps the World in Penn Relays

Team USA used a Penn Relays romp as a hopeful sneak preview for London. Allyson Felix ran on a pair of relay teams that set Penn Relays records on Saturday, and the United States was flawless in all six relays in the ''U.S.A. vs. the World'' races at Franklin Field on Saturday. USA Track and Field set the lofty goal of 30 medals in the Olympics. Felix, Sanya Richards...
Via AP on Fox
April 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Chambers now eyes CAS case to compete in Olympics

With another world indoors medal and the backing of his gold-winning rival, British sprinter Dwain Chambers is now turning his attention to a doping case that opens Monday that could allow him to compete in the London Olympics. Despite Chambers' bronze medal in the 60 meters Saturday, London organizing committee chairman Sebastian Coe says his thoughts remain ''unreconstructed...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Coe, government back lifetime Olympic doping ban

The British government and Olympic great Sebastian Coe are backing the national Olympic body's fight to keep a lifetime ban for drug cheats. Coe, the two-time 1,500-meter champion who heads the organizing committee for the 2012 London Games, and Olympics Minister Hugh Robertson said Friday they have written letters supporting the British Olympic Association's hardline doping...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Sprinter LaShawn Merritt Leaves Humiliation Behind

After serving a suspension for an embarrassing case of accidental doping, the sprinter LaShawn Merritt is making the most of his chance to compete in the London Games.
Via New York Times Sports
December 19, 2011  |  Discuss
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