Lashawn Merritt

  • US wins men's 4x400 relay at World Championships August 16, 2013

    Moscow: The United States defended its title in the men's 4x400-meter relay on Friday at the world championships. David Verburg, Tony McQuay, Arman Hall and LaShawn Merritt won the race in 2 minutes, 58.71 seconds. Jamaica was second in 2:59.88 and Russia was third in 2:59.90. ...
  • Race didn't go as planned: Kirani James August 14, 2013

    Moscow: Kirani James went into the men's 400m final here at the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships, not only as favourite to take gold, but also to maintain Grenada's place on the medal podium at a world event. However, those wishes were blown away in less than 44 seconds by...
  • LaShawn Merritt powers to gold in as Kirani James faded August 14, 2013

    Moscow: LaShawn Merritt satisfied his hunger for success by regaining the 400 metres title at the world championships on Tuesday with a tactically perfect run as defending champion Kirani James faded badly to finish seventh. Merritt took the race out from the gun and went hard over the first 200 but,...
  • Olympics: Merritt pulls up in 400m qualifying August 4, 2012

    London: When he's eligible — and healthy enough — to run, it's very hard to catch LaShawn Merritt. Those moments, however, have come around sporadically since the American won the 400-meter gold medal in Beijing. Merritt's latest problem, a tender left hamstring, caught up to him on Saturday on the biggest...
  • Merritt stuns Wariner to lead US 400m medal sweep August 21, 2008

    Beijing: LaShawn Merritt ran the race of his life when it mattered most to defeat defending Olympic and two-time world champion Jeremy Wariner in a 400-meter final showdown Thursday that ended with a US sweep. Merritt, the 2007 world runner-up to Wariner, won in 43.75 seconds, a lifetime best that only...
  • Bolt's double bid in top gear, Wariner and Merritt cruise August 18, 2008

    Beijing: Usain Bolt's bid to become the first athlete since Carl Lewis in 1984 to achieve the 100m-200m Olympic double got off to a convincing start when the Jamaican reached the second round of the 200m on Monday. The 21-year-old, who put on a world record-shattering 9.69sec display in Saturday's 100m...