LaShawn Merritt: Kirani Was The Better Man, No Excuses

DES MOINES - LaShawn Merritt admits that Kirani James was the better man on the day after the American was beaten in the Rio Olympic Games Preview Men's 400m by the Grenadian at the 2016 Drake Relays on Friday night.
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Olympic champion Kirani James breaks Drake record in 400

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Defending Olympic champion Kirani James broke the Drake Relays record with a world-leading time in the 400 meters Friday, cruising to victory in 44.08 seconds. James, who represents Grenada, beat American LaShawn Merritt by 0.14 seconds and shaved over a quarter of a second off the time he posted at a race in the Bahamas two weeks ago. Bershawn ''Batman...
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James Beats Merritt, Runs WL 44.08 At 2016 Drake Relays

Kirani James ran a world-leading 44.08 seconds to beat rival LaShawn Merritt and win the Rio Olympics Preview men's 400m at the 2016 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee in Des Moines, IA.
1 day ago

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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Merritt earns USATF Athlete of the Week after world-leading 200m

INDIANAPOLIS -- LaShawn Merritt wins USATF Athlete of the Week after a world-leading 200 meters on Sunday at the Chris Brown Bahamas Invitational in Nassau, Bahamas.
Via USA Track & Field
9 days ago

Merritt and Bowie Run 200m WL Times In Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas – Americans LaShawn Merritt and Tori Bowie each record world-leading time over the 200m at the 2016 Chris Brown Invitational at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium in Nassau on Saturday.
14 days ago

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

Merritt wins history-making 11th medal to lead 4x400 to gold

BEIJING - LaShawn Merritt anchored another Team USA 4x400 relay to victory Sunday night to conclude the 2015 IAAF World Championships, while the 4x400 women brought home silver.
Via USA Track & Field
August 29, 2015

Merritt, Martinez impress on second day at Nike Prefontaine Classic

EUGENE, ORE. – Lashawn Merritt made a statement by winning the men’s 400m, while Brenda Martinez ran the second fastest time in the world in the women’s 800m on the second day of the Nike Prefontaine Classic Saturday. Held at historic Hayward Field, the Nike Perfontaine Classic is the fourth stop for the Diamond League and fourth stop in the Outdoor USATF Championship Series.
Via USA Track & Field
May 31, 2013

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