LASHAWN MERRITT RUMORS

Q&A with LaShawn Merritt

What is your music of choice while training? I do not listen to music while training. I like to focus and mentally prepare myself for the tasks at hand. Can you tell us something quirky about yourself that people would be amused to learn? I do not like to walk, and when I do, I walk very slowly. If you are to indulge, whats your go-to meal/snack? Fresh baked chocolate chip cookies...
Via CSN Chicago
4 days ago

Guided by Bruce Smith, local track star Lashawn Merritt ready for Rio

Local track athlete Lashawn Merritt was mentored by former Redskin Bruce Smith coming up. It helped him reach his potential as an Olympic gold medalist.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ato Boldon’s three must-see races at the Olympics

NBC Olympics track and field analyst Ato Boldon picked three races to watch at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Mens 400m Sunday, Aug. 14 Final at 9:00 p.m. ET Ato Boldon describes the 400m race from the 2015 World Championships as one of the best ever. South Africas Wayde van Niekerk defeated LaShawn Merritt, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist, and Grenadas Kirani James, the 2012 Olympic champion...
Via CSN Chicago
6 days ago

Double the fun? Merritt moves on in quest for Olympic double

EUGENE, Ore. —€” LaShawn Merritt considers his 200-meter races to be more of a lark than anything else.Think of the possibilities if they ever become a serious pursuit.Already qualified for the Olympics in his "real" race, the 400, Merritt pulled away for an easy victory in the opening round of 200-meter qualifying at the rain-soaked U.S. Olympic Trials on Thursday, posting...
Via Associated Press
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Olympic Trials: LaShawn Merritt wins 400m final in 43.97

LaShawn Merrit wins the mens 400m final in 43.97, qualifying for the Rio Olympics alongside Gil Roberts and David Verburg.
Via CSN Chicago
July 03, 2016

LaShawn Merritt: The Olympic gold medalist who also owns a trucking business

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Sprinter LaShawn Merritt has won a pair of Olympic gold medals and might take home a few more before his career is over. He's been expelled from his sport for more than a year, too. The man who has seen both the pinnacle and the bottom is working on his next chapter on the track but also thinking ahead. Merritt, who turned 30 last Monday, owns a trucking business...
Via CSN Chicago
July 03, 2016

Fast 400m Field Set Prefontaine Classic: Merritt v James Again

The men’s 400-meter rivalry between Kirani James and LaShawn Merritt will return to the Prefontaine Classic for a record fifth time, and after sub-44 races the last two years, it’s possible one of the oldest records in meet history could take a tumble.
Via World-Track.org
May 11, 2016

Merritt beats world champ Van Niekerk to win Weltklasse 400

ZURICH (AP) LaShawn Merritt edged a thrilling finish in the 400 meters at the Weltklasse Zurich on Thursday, earning partial revenge for losing to Wayde van Niekerk at the world championships last month. Merritt won in 44.18 seconds, 0.10 ahead of Grenada's Kirani James - who claimed bronze in Beijing - and 0.17 ahead of Van Niekerk, the South African who left his kick too late...
Via Associated Press
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Merritt beats world champion Van Niekerk to win 400

ZURICH (AP) LaShawn Merritt edged a thrilling finish in the 400 meters at the Weltklasse Zurich meet on Thursday, earning partial revenge for losing to Wayde van Niekerk at the world championships last month. Merritt won in 44.18 seconds, 0.10 ahead of Grenada's Kirani James - who claimed bronze in Beijing - and 0.17 ahead of Van Niekerk, the South African who left his kick too...
Via Associated Press
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

US men, Jamaican women wrap up with relay victories

BEIJING -- LaShawn Merritt anchored the U.S. men's 4x400-meter relay team to a sixth straight world title, winning in 2 minutes, 57.82 seconds to end a relay drought for the Americans in the world track and field championships. Jamaica won the men's and women's 4x100 relays and the women's 4x400 and was leading the final race on the final lap until Merritt overhauled Javon Francis...
Via Associated Press
August 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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