U.S. Men win gold in 4×400 at Rio Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO— LaShawn Merritt anchored the U.S. 4×400-meter relay team to win an Olympic gold medal and regain control of the event at the games. Four years after the Bahamas beat the U.S. team, the Americans finished with a time of 2 minutes 57.30 seconds. The Jamaicans brought the baton home .86 seconds later. The defending champion Bahamas took bronze in 2:58.49. Arman Hall...
Via The Denver Post
10 days ago

LaShawn Merritt surges to make first 200m Olympic final

LaShawn Merritt wins the men's 200m semifinal with ease in 19.94 seconds to advance to his first 200m Olympic final. France's Christophe Lemaitre finished second and will also advance.
Via CSN Chicago
14 days ago

LaShawn Merritt cruises to win in 200m semifinal

LaShawn Merritt won the first 200m semifinal with a time of 19.94 seconds. Christophe Lemaitre finished second in the heat with a time of 20.01 seconds.
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

LaShawn Merritt wins his 200m heat

American LaShawn Merritt, who already earned a 400m bronze medal in Rio, won his 200m heat in 20.15 seconds.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
15 days ago  |  Discuss

LaShawn Merritt finishes behind Kirani James in 400m semi

LaShawn Merritt cruised to a comfortable finish in second place behind Kirani James in the night's men's 400m semi.
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

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
July 07, 2016  |  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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