Track and Field
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Va.
Hometown: Portsmouth, Va.
High School: Woodrow Wilson High School (Portsmouth, Va.) '04
Current Residence: Bradenton, Fla.
College: East Carolina '08
- Two-time Olympian (2008, 2012)
- 2012 Olympic Games, withdrew from the 4000-meter preliminary heats with a hamstring injury
- 2008 Olympic Games, gold (400-meter and 4x400-meter)
- Four-time World Outdoor 4x400-meter gold medalist (2005, 2007, 2009, 2011)
- Two-time World Outdoor 400-meter silver medalist (2007,2011)
- 2009 World Outdoor champion
- 2004 USATF Verizon Youth Athlete of the Year
Fun Facts: As just a high school senior, he ran what was then the second-fastest indoor 400-meter time ever of 44.93 ... Turned pro as an 18-year-old after his freshman indoor season at East Carolina
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Merritt and Oliver led Team USA to six top-three finishes at the meet in Rabat, Morocco.
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Craig Bohnert May 06, 2016
Four of the winning Americans had world-leading efforts.
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Find out just about everything you need to know for the final countdown to the Rio Games.
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Find out how Olympians and Paralympians are making the world a better place, in honor of Philanthropy Day.
Track And Field Stars Tianna Bartoletta And David Oliver Win Big In Season-Long Diamond Race
Karen Rosen Sept. 03, 2015
Four other Team USA athletes finished in the top-three in the season.
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Sept. 02, 2015
See which athletes made Team USA's Best of August nominations and vote on your favorites.
U.S. Men's 4x400-Meter Reigns Supreme As Team USA Wins Medal Count At Track Worlds
USA Track & Field Aug. 30, 2015
The U.S. women's 4x400-meter brought home silver as Team USA concludes the competition with 18 medals.
LaShawn Merritt Ties Carl Lewis, Allyson Felix For Most Track And Field World Medals By American
USA Track & Field Aug. 26, 2015
Merritt takes silver in the 400-meter, while Little and Tate go 2-3 in women's 400-meter hurdles.
U.S. Women Win Two Bronze Medals At Track World Championships
USA Track & Field Aug. 24, 2015
Emily Infeld and Tori Bowie's performances highlighted day three in Beijing.
Five Reigning World Champs Lead Team USA Into Track And Field Worlds
USA Track & Field Aug. 10, 2015
A team of 130 athletes will look to match or better the 25 medals Team USA won in 2013.
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