Aries Merritt is an American track and field athlete who holds the record with a time of 12.80 seconds in 110-meter hurdles. He created the record on 7th September 2012. Additionally, at 2012 Summer Olympics Aries has also won the gold medal in 110-meter hurdles held in London.

 

Personal Life

Aries Merritt is the native of Chicago, Illinois, United States. He was born on 24th July 1984. At his young age, he attended the Joseph Wheeler High School. From 2003 till 2006, he attended University of Tennessee and he had a successful college career.

There is no information about Merritt's love life. Aries Merritt is not married and isn't husband of any yet nor have any record of having a girlfriend. We could also hear news of him being a gay however it has not been confirmed. Aries Merritt is a versatile and magnificent athlete who stands at the height of six feet and two inches. As he was born in the month of July, his zodiac sign is Leo. Aries Meritt weight has been recorded as 165 lbs that are 75 kg and he is of Black ethnicity and belongs to American nationality.

 

Professional Life

Aries Merritt is seven times All-American. In the year 2004, he won gold in the 110-meter hurdles at the World Junior Championships and at the 2006 World Athletics Final he ended up in the sixth position. During his early career he also won the NCCA Championships he broke the Willie Gault's Tennessee Volunteers hurdles record.

During 2008 he was one of the competitors for the World Athletics Final where he finished in the fourth position. He has been in any of the games like the US Olympic Trials, US, Indoor Championship, the World Indoor Championship and also the Olympic Games.

In 2011 World Champions in Athletics at the final of 110m hurdles he was positioned as sixth with a time of 13.67 s. In 2012 campaign Aries was seen having a new approach to the first hurdle changing from eight to seven steps. He became the indoor champion in the 60 meters hurdles which was a great victory for him at the 2012 World Indoor Championships held in Istanbul.

He won 110m hurdles final at Olympic Trials in Oregon in World leading time of 12.93s. It was on 7th September 2012 at final Diamond League meet when he ran a time of 12.80s in 110-meter hurdles crushing the old world record held by Dayron Robles of 12.87s.

 

Net Worth and Salary

Aries Merritt salary and net worth have not been revealed yet however with all of his achievements we can say that he earns good amount of money. He is a world record breaker and has participated in several international games and won them.

He has been in many games like World Junior Championships, NCCA Championships, World Athletics Final, World Champions, and much more.

 

Social Media

Aries Merritt despite his busy career is active on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter. He has shared several inspirational pictures. On July 2 there is a post of an edited picture of him where he was hospitalized after having a kidney transplant and later him in US Outdoor Championship.

There are several pictures of him with his mother and even in straight hair. We can also see him reading books and playing with his dog.

Aries Merritt has 23.2 thousand followers on Instagram, 20.3 thousand on Twitter, and 18.6 thousand on his Facebook account.

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