LASHAWN MERRITT RUMORS

Justin Gatlin outleans LaShawn Merritt in the 200m final

Justin Gatlin wins the 200m final in 19.75 seconds, just .04 seconds faster than LaShawn Merritt. Gatlin, Merritt and Ameer Webb qualify to run the event in Rio.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
15 days ago  |  Discuss

High school sprinters turn heads at Olympic Trials

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Those two high schoolers really can fly. So can that relative newcomer to the 200 meters, LaShawn Merritt. Be ready, Justin Gatlin, they'll be chasing you. A pair of 18-year-olds, Michael Norman and Noah Lyles, turned heads Friday after blistering performances in the semifinals at the U.S. Track and Field Trials. Norman won his heat over Gatlin. Lyles wasn't really...
Via CSN Chicago
16 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
16 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
21 days ago

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
21 days ago

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

LaShawn Merritt Thinks Men’s 400m WR Could Go This Year

DOHA, Qatar - LaShawn Merritt believes the men's 400m world record could be under serious threat this year, as he's backing some one to go low 43s before the campaign is over.
Via World-Track.org
May 04, 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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