Lashawn Merritt

Track and Field

Name: Lashawn Merritt 
Discipline: 400-meter
Height: 6-2
Weight: 182
DOB: 6/27/1986
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Va.
Hometown: Portsmouth, Va.
High School: Woodrow Wilson High School (Portsmouth, Va.) '04
Current Residence: Bradenton, Fla.
College: East Carolina '08
Olympic Experience:
  • 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)
Career Highlights:
  • 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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