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
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Weather concerns cloud Drake Relays ahead of Rio Games

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) The biggest unknown for the annual Drake Relays has always been the weather. Conditions could be a big factor this year, especially with many athletes training for the Rio Olympics. Drake has lined up stars like LaShawn Merritt, Kirani James, Jenny Simpson and Brittney Reese to compete in this year's meet, which starts in earnest Thursday and runs through...
Via Associated Press
April 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

Merritt picks up Diamond League win in Paris

2012 Olympic 110m hurdles gold medalist and world record holder Aries Merritt picked up his first Diamond League series win of the year Saturday as the Diamond League made its ninth stop of the season in Paris.
Via USA Track & Field
July 06, 2013

Merritt named Athlete of the Week

INDIANAPOLIS - Aries Merritt (Bryan, Texas) has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after smashing the world record in the 110-meter hurdles at the Brussels Diamond League meet last Friday in a time of 12.80.
Via USA Track & Field
September 11, 2012

Aries Merritt world record national media teleconference excerpts

Aries Merritt talks about his world record in this USA Track & Field national media teleconference.
Via USA Track & Field
September 06, 2012

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