Aaron Brown (track athlete)

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Aaron Brown
Aaron Brown.jpg
Personal information
Nationality  Canada
Born (1992-05-27) 27 May 1992 (age 22)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Residence Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Sport Running
Event(s) 100 metres, 200 metres
College team USC Trojans
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

100 m: 10.05 (Eugene 2013)

200 m: 20.16 (Fayetteville, Arkansas 2014)

Aaron Brown (born 27 May 1992) is a Canadian sprinter, of Jamaican and Barbadian descent, who specialises in the 100 and 200 meters.


Brown attended Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute until 2010, and has committed to the University of Southern California (USC) on a track scholarship.[1] In 2009 Brown won the silver medal in the 100 m at the World Youth Championships in Brixen, Italy with a time of 10.74 into a headwind of 1.2 m/s. Prezel Hardy of the US took the gold and Giovanni Galbieri of Italy the bronze.[2]

Following year, one which saw Brown suffer through several injuries, including in a dramatic 200 m final at the 2010 Ontario Federal Schools Athletics (OFSAA). One month later at the World Junior Championships Brown, after a disappointing fifth place finish in the 100 m fought hard, clawing his way to a bronze-medal finish in front of the home crowd in the men's 200 m, in a personal-best time of 21 seconds flat. Shōta Iizuka of Japan took the gold in 20.67 seconds, with Aliaksandr Linnik of Belarus grabbing the silver in 20.89. Brown finished just 0.02 ahead of fourth-place Wayne Van Niekerk of South Africa, who was clocked in 21.02.[3]

In 2011, Brown placed third in the men's 100 m dash at the Canadian Track and Field Championships held 24 June in Calgary, Alberta. Brown had a time of 10.39 in the finals to finish in third place behind winner Sam Effah 10.23 and Jared Connaughton 10.31. Brown had an outstanding freshman season, reaching the NCAA semifinals in the 100 m dash and posting a best legal time of 10.38.[4] Brown finished a successful season winning silver with the men’s 4×100 metres relay team and won individual bronze in the 100 m at the 2011 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships hosted in Miramar, Florida, United States at the Ansin Sports Complex.

In the 2012 Summer Olympics, Brown placed 3rd in Round 1 of the Men's 200 m with a time of 20.55.[5]. He placed 4th in the semifinals with a time of 20.42.[5]

Moscow World Championships[edit]

On 10 August 2013 Brown qualified second in his preliminary heat with a time of 10.15. He also ran with the Canadian 4x100 m relay team, winning a bronze medal.

Personal best[edit]

Distance Time venue
100 m 10.05 s Eugene, OR (5 June 2013)
200 m 20.16 s NCAA West Regionals (30 May 2014)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://sharenews.com/archives/sports20100310young-athlete-wants-leave-high-school-high-note/
  2. ^ IAAF. "Williams and Hardy dominate sprints as Norway and Thailand clinch first ever World Youth titles – Day Two – Evening report". Retrieved 31 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Lakshman, Mihira. "Toronto's Brown wins 200m bronze". Friday July 23, 2010. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Trojans, USC. "Brown Places Third At Canadian Track Championships". Retrieved 31 July 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Aaron Brown - Events and results". London 2012. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 

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