LaShawn Merritt told @runblogrun in May, at the Doha DL, that he had two focuses in 2016: Eugene and Rio. In the final, LaShawn Merritt came off the turn and the field melted in his presence as he burnt a mark on the Hayward track. Running 43.97, LaShawn Merritt was sending a message to South Africa and Grenada. The mens’ 400 meter in Rio will be a righteous forty-three plus seconds. The interview was filmed by Tim Jeffreys, for the Shoe Addicts on July 3, 2016, the day that LaShawn Merritt remined the world who he he is, an Olympic champion.