Merritt to race at NY meet

2013-04-26 09:01
Aries Merritt (File)
New York - World record-holder and Olympic gold medallist Aries Merritt will race the 110m hurdles at the New York Diamond League athletics meeting on May 25, organisers said on Thursday.

Merritt, 27, heads a 110m hurdles field that also includes fellow American David Oliver, the 2008 Olympic bronze medallist.

After winning Olympic gold at the London Games last year, Merritt clocked 12.80sec in Brussels to shatter the world record. He's among four Olympoic gold medallists who are slated to compete, along with long jumper Brittney Reese and Croatian discus thrower Sandra Perkovic.

The participation of US women's pole vaut star Jennifer Suhr, Kenyan middle distance runner David Rudisha, US sprinter Tyson Gay, Croatian high jumper Blanka Vlasic and Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown had been announced previously by organisers.

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