American 400m runner LaShawn Merritt (Getty images)
American 400m runner LaShawn Merritt (Getty images)
  • COUNTRY United States United States
  • DATE OF BIRTH 27 JUN 1986
Personal Best - Outdoor
Performance Wind Place Date
100 Metres 10.56 -0.8 Lynchburg,VA 31 MAR 2007
200 Metres 19.98 +1.4 Carson, CA 20 MAY 2007
300 Metres 31.30 Eugene, OR 07 JUN 2009
400 Metres 43.74 Moskva (Luzhniki) 13 AUG 2013
Personal Best - Indoor
Performance Wind Place Date
60 Metres 6.68 Lynchburg,VA 18 FEB 2006
200 Metres 20.40 Fayetteville, AR 12 FEB 2005
300 Metres 31.94 Fayetteville, AR 10 FEB 2006
400 Metres 44.93 Fayetteville, AR 11 FEB 2005
500 Metres 1:01.39 New York (Armory), NY 11 FEB 2012
Progression - Outdoor showShow All Graphs
100 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Wind Place Date
2007 10.56 -0.8 Lynchburg,VA 31 MAR
200 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Wind Place Date
2014 20.42 +0.2 Sydney (SOPAC) 15 MAR
2013 20.26 +0.7 George Town, CAY 08 MAY
2012 20.16 +0.9 Saint-Martin 05 MAY
2011 20.13 +0.2 Rieti 10 SEP
2009 20.07 -0.5 Carson, CA 16 MAY
2008 20.08 +0.8 Doha 09 MAY
2007 19.98 +1.4 Carson, CA 20 MAY
2006 20.10 +0.4 Lausanne 11 JUL
2005 20.38 +0.3 Knoxville, TN 16 APR
2004 20.72 0.0 College Station, TX 27 JUN
2003 21.33 +0.9 Miami, FL 31 JUL
300 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2009 31.30 Eugene, OR 07 JUN
2006 31.31 Eugene, OR 08 AUG
400 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2014 43.92 Lausanne 03 JUL
2013 43.74 Moskva (Luzhniki) 13 AUG
2012 44.12 Eugene, OR 24 JUN
2011 44.35 Daegu 28 AUG
2009 44.06 Berlin 21 AUG
2008 43.75 Beijing (National Stadium) 21 AUG
2007 43.96 Osaka (Nagai Stadium) 31 AUG
2006 44.14 Stuttgart 09 SEP
2005 44.66 Kingston, JAM 07 MAY
2004 45.25 Grosseto 15 JUL
2003 47.90 Richmond, VA 31 MAY
Progression - Indoor showShow All Graphs
60 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2007 6.84 Princess Anne, MD 06 JAN
2006 6.68 Lynchburg,VA 18 FEB
200 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Wind Place Date
2008 20.82 Blacksburg, VA 08 MAR
2007 20.71 Fayetteville, AR 19 JAN
2006 20.72 State College, PA 28 JAN
2005 20.40 Fayetteville, AR 12 FEB
300 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2006 31.94 Fayetteville, AR 10 FEB
400 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2007 45.51 Fayetteville, AR 09 FEB
2006 46.17 Boston (Roxbury), MA 26 FEB
2005 44.93 Fayetteville, AR 11 FEB
500 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2012 1:01.39 New York (Armory), NY 11 FEB
2006 1:03.38 New York (MSG), NY 03 FEB
Honours - 400 Metres
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
IAAF Continental Cup 2014 1 44.60 Marrakech (Le Grande Stade) 13 SEP 2014
14th IAAF World Championships 1 43.74 Moskva (Luzhniki) 13 AUG 2013
The XXX Olympic Games h6 DNF London (OP) 04 AUG 2012
13th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 2 44.63 Daegu 30 AUG 2011
IAAF/VTB Bank World Athletics Final 1 44.93 Thessaloníki 12 SEP 2009
12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 1 44.06 Berlin 21 AUG 2009
6th IAAF/VTB Bank World Athletics Final 1 44.50 Stuttgart 13 SEP 2008
The XXIX Olympic Games 1 43.75 Beijing (National Stadium) 21 AUG 2008
5th IAAF World Athletics Final 1 44.58 Stuttgart 22 SEP 2007
11th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 2 43.96 Osaka (Nagai Stadium) 31 AUG 2007
10th IAAF World Cup 1 44.54 Athína (Olympic Stadium) 16 SEP 2006
4th IAAF World Athletics Final 3 44.14 Stuttgart 09 SEP 2006
11th IAAF World Indoor Championships h5 DQ Moskva (Olimpiyskiy Stadion) 10 MAR 2006
10th IAAF World Junior Championships 1 45.25 Grosseto 15 JUL 2004