Aries Merritt

  • Bolt in the running for fourth World Athlete title November 6, 2012

    Monaco: Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, Kenya's David Rudisha and US hurdler Aries Merritt are in the running for the World Athlete of the Year Award. Three-time winner Bolt is heavily favoured to claim the accolade for a second-straight year after sweeping the sprint titles at the London Olympics. The 23-year-old Rudisha,...
  • Merritt sets new world record in 110m hurdles September 8, 2012

    Brussels: Olympic champion Aries Merritt of the United States broke the world record in the 110 metres hurdles while Jamaicans Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake won their sprints in the final Diamond League meet of the season on Friday. Merritt clocked 12.80 seconds, beating the mark of 12.87 set in 2008...
  • Aries Merritt of US wins 110-metre hurdles gold August 9, 2012

    London: Aries Merritt led a 1-2 finish for the United States in the Olympic 110-metre hurdles, winning in 12.92 seconds Wednesday night. Defending champion Dayron Robles of Cuba pulled up midway through and clutched his right hamstring. Jason Richardson, the world champion, was second in 13.04. Hansle Parchment of Jamaica took...