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EDMONTON, Sporting Alert – LaShwan Merritt and Sanya Richards-Ross secured the men’s and women’s 400m title at the TrackTown Classic in Edmonton, Canada on Sunday (July 12). Merritt showed he’s heading into the right direction in his preparation to defend his IAAF World Championships crown after he dominated the men’s field and posted a seasonal best time of 44.36 seconds on his way to victory. The American blasted through the first 400m and then held…

LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Track and field action began in glorious fashion on Friday with several athletes already voicing their intentions for Olympic Games medals. Leading the way in the first session on day one of competition, were Jessica Ennis and David Greene of Great Britain, Javier Culson of Puerto Rico, Olga Rypakova of Kazakhstan, Kimberly Williams of Jamaica, Sanya Richards-Ross of USA, Amantle Montsho of Botswana, as well as the heavy hitters, Koji Murofushi…

EUGENE, Ore. (Sporting Alert) — LaShawn Merritt leads all qualifiers from the preliminary round of the men’s 400 metres at the U.S. Olympic trials in Eugene on Friday. The reigning Olympic champion posted 45.36 seconds to take heat 1 of the first round races, beating Bryshon Nellum (45.58) and prep star Aldrich Bailey (45.59). Defending national champion and recently crowned NCAA gold medal winner Tony McQuay of Florida, was on top of heat 2 with…

EUGENE (Sporting Alert) — Athens Olympic champion Xiang Liu of China delivered a wind-aided 12.87 seconds to win the men’s 110m hurdles race at the 2012 Prefontaine Classic at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday. The former world record holder defeated a very strong field in posting his impressive time, but it was done with a positive 2.4 m/s tailwind. The time would have equalled Dayron Robles world record which was set in Ostrava…