ARIES MERRITT RUMORS

Merritt Wishes U.S. Selection Process Was Similar To Jamaica’s

MIAMI, FL - Men's 110m hurdles world record holder Aries Merritt says the Jamaican selection system would have been perfect for Kendra Harrison. "For her not to be on the team is tragic."
Via World-Track.org
July 25, 2016

Aries Merritt: 'I still feel like I came in third'

After missing out on an Olympic berth in the 110m hurdles by just .01 seconds, defending Olympic gold medalist Aries Merritt, joined by his sister and mother, talks about the photo finish in the 110m hurdles final and how he recovered so quickly from his kidney transplant just 10 months ago.
Via CSN Chicago
July 09, 2016

Aries Merritt Planning For Rio Despite Doctor Warning

EUGENE, Ore. - Sprint hurdler Aries Merritt said on Wednesday that he plans to compete at next month's Olympics despite being warned by doctors.
Via World-Track.org
July 06, 2016

Aries Merritt: Doctors are 'very, very concerned' about competing in Rio after kidney transplant

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Defending Olympic champion Aries Merritt rushed back from a kidney transplant to be ready for Rio. He won't let Zika stand in his way, no matter how much his doctors object. Qualifying in the 110-meter hurdles at Olympic Track and Field Trials begins Friday. Should Merritt make the U.S. team, he said he won't think twice about racing in Rio even though the mosquito...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Kidney transplant recipient Merritt wants to go to Rio despite increased Zika risk

EUGENE, Ore. -- Defending Olympic champion Aries Merritt rushed back from a kidney transplant to be ready for Rio. He won't let Zika stand in his way, no matter how much his doctors object.Qualifying in the 110-meter hurdles at Olympic Track and Field Trials begins Friday. Should Merritt make the U.S. team, he said he won't think twice about racing in Rio even though the mosquito...
Via Associated Press
July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Aries Merritt: 'Phenomenal' Devon Allen will be 'very successful' if he sticks to hurdling after Ore

Merritt, the world record-holder in the high hurdles, believes Oregon Ducks star Devon Allen could have staying power in track and field.
Via The Oregonian
May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Aries Answers: Milestones with Reigning Olympic gold medalist Aries Merritt

Aries Merritt was on top of the sprint-hurdles world in 2012 after his most accomplished season to date. But fast forward to 2015, and a devastating diagnosis of kidney disease threatened to turn his life upside down and take away the career he he had worked so hard to build.
Via USA Track & Field
February 08, 2016

Hurdler Aries Merritt on the mend after kidney transplant

The narrow five-inch scar across Aries Merritt's stomach still aches from where doctors recently went in to place his new kidney. He's pretty much confined to his house these days since his immune system remains weak. Light running? Weeks and weeks away. Training for the hurdles? December at the earliest. And yet, for the first time in a while, Merritt can actually picture himself...
Via Associated Press
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

4 days before kidney transplant, US hurdler Merritt wins bronze at world championships

BEIJING -- When the doctors hooked Aries Merritt onto the dialysis machine two years ago, they told him his running days were over. The doctors were focused on his kidneys. They never looked at his heart. The American won a bronze medal in the 110-meter hurdles Friday night at the world championships -- a victory he'll have less than four days to celebrate. Next Tuesday, he'll be...
Via Associated Press
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

After worlds, kidney transplant awaits hurdler Aries Merritt

BEIJING (AP) No matter how many hurdles Aries Merritt clears this week at the world championships, he knows there's an even bigger one waiting for him in a few days back at home - a kidney transplant. That's why the Olympic 110-meter hurdles champion and world-record holder is treating each race this week as if it might be his last. With his kidney function less than 20 percent...
Via Associated Press
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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