LaShawn Merritt

Athlete Profile

  • COUNTRY
    United States United States
  • DATE OF BIRTH
    27 JUN 1986
LaShawn Merritt and Javon Francis in the 4x400m at the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015 (Getty Images)

Personal Best - Outdoor

Performance Wind Place Date
100 Metres 10.56 -0.8 Lynchburg,VA 31 MAR 2007
200 Metres 19.78 +0.9 Nassau (T. Robinson Stadium) 16 APR 2016
300 Metres 31.30 Eugene, OR 07 JUN 2009
400 Metres 43.65 Beijing (National Stadium) 26 AUG 2015

Personal Best - Indoor

Performance Wind Place Date
60 Metres 6.68 Lynchburg,VA 18 FEB 2006
200 Metres 20.40 Fayetteville (Randall Tyson TC), AR 12 FEB 2005
300 Metres 31.94 Fayetteville, AR 10 FEB 2006
400 Metres 44.93 Fayetteville (Randall Tyson TC), AR 11 FEB 2005
500 Metres 1:01.39 New York (Armory), NY 11 FEB 2012

Progression - Outdoor

100 Metres

Performance Wind Place Date
2007 10.56 -0.8 Lynchburg,VA 31 MAR

200 Metres

Performance Wind Place Date
2016 19.78 +0.9 Nassau (T. Robinson Stadium) 16 APR
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 (Guidobaldi) 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 (Pontaise) 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

Performance Place Date
2015 31.53 Atlanta (Emory University) 01 AUG
2009 31.30 Eugene, OR 07 JUN
2006 31.31 Eugene, OR 08 AUG

400 Metres

Performance Place Date
2016 44.22 Des Moines (Drake Stadium), IA 29 APR
2015 43.65 Beijing (National Stadium) 26 AUG
2014 43.92 Lausanne (Pontaise) 03 JUL
2013 43.74 Moskva (Luzhniki) 13 AUG
2012 44.12 Eugene, OR 24 JUN
2011 44.35 Daegu (DS) 28 AUG
2009 44.06 Berlin (Olympiastadion) 21 AUG
2008 43.75 Beijing (National Stadium) 21 AUG
2007 43.96 Osaka (Nagai Stadium) 31 AUG
2006 44.14 Stuttgart (Gottlieb-Daimler Stadion) 09 SEP
2005 44.66 Kingston, JAM 07 MAY
2004 45.25 Grosseto (Stadio Zecchini) 15 JUL
2003 47.90 Richmond, VA 31 MAY

Progression - Indoor

60 Metres

Performance Place Date
2007 6.84 Princess Anne, MD 06 JAN
2006 6.68 Lynchburg,VA 18 FEB

200 Metres

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 (Randall Tyson TC), AR 12 FEB

300 Metres

Performance Place Date
2006 31.94 Fayetteville, AR 10 FEB

400 Metres

Performance Place Date
2007 45.51 Fayetteville (Randall Tyson TC), AR 09 FEB
2006 46.17 Boston (Roxbury), MA 26 FEB
2005 44.93 Fayetteville (Randall Tyson TC), AR 11 FEB

500 Metres

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
15th IAAF World Championships 2 43.65 Beijing (National Stadium) 26 AUG 2015
2nd 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 (Olympic Stadium) 04 AUG 2012
13th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 2 44.63 Daegu (DS) 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 (Olympiastadion) 21 AUG 2009
6th IAAF/VTB Bank World Athletics Final 1 44.50 Stuttgart (Gottlieb-Daimler Stadion) 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 (Gottlieb-Daimler Stadion) 22 SEP 2007
11th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 2 43.96 Osaka (Nagai Stadium) 31 AUG 2007
10th IAAF World Cup in Athletics 1 44.54 Athína (Olympic Stadium) 16 SEP 2006
4th IAAF World Athletics Final 3 44.14 Stuttgart (Gottlieb-Daimler Stadion) 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 (Stadio Zecchini) 15 JUL 2004