The 25 Fittest Olympians on Team USA

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The 25 Fittest Olympians on Team USA

The best of the best American athletes who will compete in the 2012 Olympics in London.

5. LaShawn Merrit

Age 26
2 Gold Medals

If Merritt wins gold in London, he’ll join Michael Johnson as one of two athletes in history to win consecutive gold medals at 400 meters. He’s also looking to shatter Johnson’s world record in the event (43.18 seconds). “I have to leave it all on the track,” Merritt says. “I’m focused on having a great year defending my titles and bring two golds back to the United States.”


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