Aries Merritt

2018 Indoor Trials Recap

This past weekend saw Great Britain and the United States host their respective Indoor Championships. Starting in Birmingham, U.K., at the site of the upcoming 2018 World Indoor Championships, CJ Ujah took the victory in the 60m final with a time of 6.56 seconds. In his post race interview with British Athletics, Ujah stated, “It’s an amazing feeling to come...

16 ALTIS Athletes headed for US Olympic Trials

The United States Olympic Team Trials - one of the greatest events in Track & Field - gets underway this Friday. Held in Eugene, Oregon at Hayward Field, the event will host approximately 1,100 athletes between July 1st and 10th. No domestic event holds more significance for athletes than this ten day event. For the 16 ALTIS athletes set to...

Series 16: Aries Merritt

What better way to start Series 16, our new athlete-based feature, than an exclusive with World Record Holder and reigning Olympic Champion Aries Merritt. Aries has been an integral part of the success at ALTIS, his medal at the World Championships in Beijing last summer an unbelievable accomplishment given that he revealed he had been struggling with the biggest hurdle...

Aries wins Beijing Bronze

American hurdler Aries Merritt added to the Altis medal tally on Friday evening as he won bronze in the IAAF World Championships final in Beijing. Aries recorded a seasons' best time of 13.04, just behind Russian Sergey Shubchenko who took gold running a National Record of 12.98, whilst Jamaica's Hansle Parchment finishing second in 13.03. Merritt's medal means that Altis...

Record breaking weekend

The spotlight was on the North West this weekend, as the Phoenix-based trio of Christabel Nettey, Anaso Jobodwana, and Aries Merrit delivered in sparkling style at the IAAF Diamond League in Eugene, Oregon - coming away with no less than two National Records, and a full complement of podium finishes. With wind-legal leaps of 6.99m & 6.96m Christabel Nettey put...

Aries Merritt aiming for big 2015

We caught up with USA hurdler Aries Merritt ahead of the Brussels Diamond League where he revealed his aims for next year, his thoughts on the European Championships and his time in Phoenix... "The obvious goal for next year would be to win the World Championships," said Aries. "It's the only title I don't own and so I would really...

Altis athletes set to shine at UC Irvine

Altis athletes including World Record Holder Aries Merritt head to California this weekend, to compete in the Adidas/Steve Scott Invitational at the UC Irvine-Anteater Stadium. Saturday will see Merritt make his 2014 debut in the Men's 110m Hurdles - in an international field also featuring Matthias Buehler from Germany, and Koreans Taekyong Park & Byoungjun Kim. Altis Sprints & Hurdles...

Competition heats up for Altis Athletes

As Altis athletes this weekend head to Iowa & California to compete, this week has already seen some stellar performances achieved - the highlight so far being British Pole Vaulter Steve Lewis' season's best at the Drake Mall Vault on Wednesday, which saw the two time Olympian match World Record holder Renaud Lavillenie's clearance of 5.71m, to place second on...

Andreas Behm – 5 tips for aspiring young coaches

Energetic, intelligent, driven - Andreas Behm is the epitome of a professional coach, who has achieved outstanding success in his own career despite his relative youth in the profession. Following an eight year stretch holding a position with the Texas A&M Track & Field Program, Coach Behm joined Altis in 2013 as Recruitment Director & Sprints and Hurdles Coach. Andreas’...

Altis featured on AZ Central

Last night Altis was featured on AZCentral.com in a 3 and a half minute piece documenting the athletes in their bid to make the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. The piece focuses on USA 400m runner Frankie Wright, 400mh Jeshua Anderson and World Record holder and Olympic champion Aries Merritt.
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