• United States' Aries Merritt competes in a men’s 110m hurdles round one heat at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    After worlds, kidney transplant awaits hurdler Aries Merritt

    BEIJING (AP) — No matter how many hurdles Aries Merritt clears this week at the world championships, he knows there’s an even bigger one waiting for him in a few days back at home — a kidney transplant.