US Olympic Track Team 2012: 10 Things You Need to Know About Aries Merritt

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US Olympic Track Team 2012: 10 Things You Need to Know About Aries Merritt
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As Aries Merritt prepares to try to win gold for the U.S. in the 110-meter hurdles during the London Games, it's time you got to know one of the premier athletes on Team USA.

In a sport dominated by Usain Bolt and Tyson Gay (at least in terms of press), high-profile athletes will fly under the radar until they win a medal at the Olympics.

Enter Aries Merritt.

He's a gifted athlete with a lot of potential, and he looks to win his first Olympic medal during the London Games. However, very few people know much about him.

Let's get to know the triumphs, defeats and quirks of a medal hopeful.

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