LaShawn Merritt

U.S. Olympic Track and Field Champion, LaShawn, is a natural athlete and has competed in a variety of sports since the age of 6. His love for running emerged when he recognized what his individual persistence could achieve. This determination paid off with World Championship wins and LaShawn regularly speaks to schools in his community, demonstrating to local youth what  a positive attitude and hard work can accomplish.

“I recognize the gift that I’m blessed with and I understand the outcomes if I put my all into it. When I’m feeling lazy or tired, knowing what I’m capable of achieving keeps me motivated to keep going.”

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