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LASHAWN MERRITT RUMORS

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

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

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

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

''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

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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