Track and Field
Event: 110-meter Hurdles
College: University of Tennessee '07, Sports Management
- 2012 Olympic Games, gold (110-meter hurdles)
- 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials champion
- 2012 world indoor champion
- 2012 national indoor champion
- 2011 USA Outdoor Championships, 2nd
- 2009 USA Outdoor Championships, 3rd
- 2006 NCAA champion
- Seven-time NCAA All-American
- 2005 world junior champion
Fun Facts: Aries likes to watch TV, play video games, and make people laugh. He was also one of eight hurdlers named to USA Today's All-USA High School Team.
Red, White & Trending: May 6-12
Jamie MacDonald May 13, 2016
Team USA celebrates its moms in so many ways (among them: poignantly, humorously, with tears, with a sash and in bright yellow), Michael Phelps is captivated by his baby Boomer, Lindsey Vonn stirs things up on a catamaran, Bubba Watson mugs with the fam, Tim Morehouse makes a non-fencing announcement, Blake Haxton and Nastia Liukin hit similar milestones, Tara Lipinski and her fiancé celebrate an anniversary (and more Emmys), Stars on Ice celebrates an impromptu prom party for Polina Edmunds, Missy Franklin celebrates a big birthday, plus Team USA #wisdom and more.
After Kidney Transplant, Olympic Champion Aries Merritt Has Heart Set On Rio Gold
Karen Rosen May 04, 2016
The reigning 110-meter hurdles champ will go for gold less than a year after receiving sister’s kidney.
100 Storylines To Follow For The Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Karen Rosen April 27, 2016
Find out just about everything you need to know for the final countdown to the Rio Games.
Aries Merritt After Kidney Transplant: My Fitness Is Better Than It’s Been In Two Years
Karen Rosen March 07, 2016
Months after transplant from his sister, Merritt returns to competition this week.
Team USA's 15 Top Comeback Stories Of 2015
Karen Rosen Dec. 31, 2015
From Armstrong to Douglas, Butler to Phelps, see who returned to the top of their game this year and how.
Watch Team USA Athletes Read 'Twas The Night Before Rio
Dec. 24, 2015
Your favorite Olympians, Paralympians and hopefuls give their take on the classic poem.
Red, White & Trending: Dec. 4-10
Jamie MacDonald Dec. 11, 2015
Hurdle star Aries Merritt hops to it after life-threatening setback, Gwen Jorgensen eats her way through the Twin Cities, Paralympic standouts take sides in Army-Navy, Kaitlyn Farrington conquers a mountain and much more.
Red, White & Trending: Aug. 28-Sept. 3
Jamie MacDonald Sept. 04, 2015
Congratulations are in order for Paralympian Amy Purdy and basketball star Russell Westbrook, Team USA weighs in on #Kanye and #FreeBrady, tiny house living, the inspirational transplant story of Aries Merritt and more.
Tianna Bartoletta Wins Long Jump Gold Medal 10 Years After First World Title
USA Track & Field Aug. 28, 2015
Bartoletta leapt to gold while Aries Merritt earned bronze in the 110-meter hurdles.
Team USA Is Golden In Triple Jump And 400-Meter At Track Worlds
USA Track & Field Aug. 27, 2015
Christian Taylor shatters the American record in the triple jump while Allyson Felix wins her ninth world gold.
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