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LaShawn Merritt: Defending himself and his title Stephen Lee Jul 12, 2012

In the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, LaShawn Merritt earned gold medals in the 400m and 400m relay. In the winter of 2009, he failed three drug tests. This summer, Merritt is competing in the London Olympics, trying to overcome preconceptions about his past. 

Athlete Spotlight: Kenneth Williams Brian Fries Feb 21, 2011

Photo by Ryan Kelly  When you run track for the same school as two Olympic gold medalists (LaShawn Merritt and Latasha Colander), the standards are set pretty high.  You’re running against school records like 20.69 in the 200, 33.51 in the 300, and 45.38 in the 400.  Some high schoolers might be intimidated by the legends that came through the halls of Portsmouth’s Woodrow Wilson High School, but not junior Kenneth Williams.  When asked if he felt like he was running for 2nd place in the school record books, Williams was quick to answer:  “Oh no, I’m running to break the records.”