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Lashawn Merritt

Track and Field

  • 2008
  • 2012

FacebookTwitterName: Lashawn Merritt 
Sport: Track & Field
Discipline: 400m
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 182
Current Residence: Bradenton, Fla.
College: East Carolina

Olympic Experience:
  • 2008 Olympic Games, 400m and 4x400m gold medalist
  • 2012 Olympic Games, withdraws from the 400m preliminary heats with a hamstring injury
Career Highlights:
  • 2004 USATF Verizon Youth Athlete of the Year
  • Two-time World Outdoor 400m silver medalist
  • Four-time World Outdoor 4x400m gold medalist
  • 2009 World Outdoor champion

Fun Facts: As just a high school senior, he ran what was then the second-fastest indoor 400m time ever of 44.93 ... Turned pro as an 18-year-old after his freshman indoor season at East Carolina

Learn more: 
USA Track & Field

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