Aries Merritt won the 2012 Olympic Games. Right after the Olympic Games, Aries set the World Record over the 110 meter hurdles. In 2013-2014, Aries fought injuries and also found out he was battling a rare genetic condition that would require a kidney transplant. Less than five days after winning the bronze medal in the Beijing 2015 Games, Aries underwent the first of two surgeries. The transplant went well, but a second surgery was needed when the kidneys needed to be placed properly. This interview was done after the 110 meter hurdle final, where Aries Merritt took fourth, missing the Olympic team by an hundreths of a second. This interview was filmed by Tim Jeffreys for the Shoe Addicts.