Aries Merritt, post WR,
photo by PhotoRun.net
Aries Merritt is the world record holder in the 110 meter hurdles. His 12.80 blew the record away and put a bulls eye on the back of the fastest hurdler in the world. Aries, who also is the 2012 Olympic gold medalist, 2012 World Indoor Champ and 2012 Olympic Trials champ, can handle it. He told RBR in Barcelona, Spain, that he thinks he can run faster. And so do his heroes, Colin Jackson, 92 champ and Renaldo Nehemiah, former WR holder and first hurdler under 13 seconds.
Spikes magazine just did a nice piece on Aries where he had some great ideas about making the hurdles even more fun and more exciting.
Aries wants a 200 meter hurdle race and thinks a 4 x 110m hurdle relay would be crazy fun! Runblogrun's comment? Bring it on! The 4 x 110m hurdles sounds like a great event!
Oh, and if you want to see Aries Merritt, get yourself to the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix on February 2, 2013! Reggie Lewis Center! Be there!
Here is the article: http://spikes-mag.tumblr.com/post/39557421390/aries-merritts-hurdles-shake-up
Aries Merritt, photo by PhotoRun.net