In Conversation with...Aaron Brown
Posted on Jul 23 2020
You don't want to miss this one... This Friday, we're going live with Aaron Brown!
The 28-year-old athlete from Toronto, who is the defending Canadian champion in both the 100m and 200m is the only Canadian man other than Andre Degrasse to have ever run faster than 10 seconds for 100m and 20 seconds for 200 metres.
Brown has been a fixture on the national sprinting scene for more than a decade. At 18 years old, he was already turning heads at the IAAF world junior championship here in Moncton. There, he won Canada’s second of two bronze medals, by edging out eventual 400m world record holder Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa by two hundreds of a second in the 200 metres.
Since then, Brown has flourished into a standout senior athlete. He helped Canada to world championship bronze medals in the 4x100m relay in both 2013 and 2015, and again at the 2016 Rio Olympics. At the 2017 World Relays, he was a member of Team Canada’s Gold medal winning team.
As an individual athlete, Brown continues to improve his resume. His personal best times of 9.96 in the 100m and 19.95 in the 200m both date from 2019. This year, he ranks 11th in the world in the 100m and 5th in the world for 200m.
Brown has his sights set on the 2021 Olympics, and we are lucky and privileged to have him take a break from his training and have him with us tomorrow night.
Please register in advance for this zoom session! Open to anyone across Canada and the first 99 people who register.
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