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ARIES MERRITT RUMORS

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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