Who is Aries Merritt? 110m hurdle Olympic champ who has recovered from kidney transplant with organ donated by his sister

ARIES MERRITT has been overcoming hurdles all of his life.

The 110m hurdle dash champ – who holds the world document – is again on the monitor after recovering from a kidney transplant, with the organ donated by his elder sister.

 110m hurdle champ Aries Merritt in action

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110m hurdle champ Aries Merritt in motion

Who is Aries Merritt?

Born in Chicago on July 24 1985, Merritt is a 110m hurdle champion.

Merritt gained gold medal within the 110m hurdle at London 2012 and some weeks later shattered the world report in 12.80secs.

A yr later the American pale to sixth on the 2013 World Championships in Moscow having misplaced his famed acceleration within the second half of the race.

 Aries Merritt has overcome crippling kidney disease and a transplant

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Aries Merritt has overcome crippling kidney illness and a transplant

A number of weeks later docs found Merritt had a uncommon, acute and quickly progressing kidney illness often known as collapsing focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, or collapsing FSGS.

He had a kidney transplant in 2015, donated by his huge sis, LaToya Hubbard.

Merritt did not qualify for the 2016 Olympics – however stated on the time: "To be the place I’m is a miracle."

What has Aries Merritt gained?

Merritt gained Olympic gold in London in 2012, gold within the World Indoor Championships in 2012, and gold within the World Junior Championships in 2004.

 

 

ARIES MERRITT has been overcoming hurdles all of his life.

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