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Markeith Price

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T13, F13

Further personal information

Family
Wife Jessica
Residence
Towson, MD, USA
Occupation
Athlete, Motivational Speaker
Languages
English
Higher education
Marketing - Tennessee State University: Nashville, TN, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics at age 10 at the Baltimore City Track and Field Club in Maryland, United States of America.
Why this sport?
He was inspired to take up a sport after watching his cousin play sports.
Training Regime
He trains six times a week, with four track sessions and three sessions involving weight training. He also incorporates swimming and other cardio exercises into his weekly schedule.

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
United States
Tournament
World Games
Location
São Paulo, BRA

General interest

Hobbies
Reading, dancing, biking, painting, fashion, technology, spending time with friends, helping others. (teamusa.org, 01 Jan 2020)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
US hurdler Edwin Moses. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2015)
Injuries
He missed the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing due to injury. (nai-usa.com, 01 Jan 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sports has always been a thing, I've always been confident with sports. It was something for myself that I knew I could do. No one could really stop me because I feel like I was born for it." (foreseeablefuture.org, 24 Jul 2020)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (thedrivingforcepodcast.com, 31 Jan 2021)
Impairment
He was born with optic atrophy, a condition that affects the optic nerve which carries impulses from the eye to the brain. (nashvillecitypaper.com, 28 Aug 2012; tsutigers.com, 30 Jun 2012)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
In 2012 he founded the I C You Foundation, a non-profit organisation offering advice, resources, and scholarships for visually impaired students. He has also regularly donated to the Maryland School for the Blind, has been part of the mentorship programme Classroom Champions for visually impaired athletes, and worked as a motivational speaker. (Twitter profile, 05 Aug 2020; icyoufoundation.org, 25 Apr 2015; LinkedIn profile, 07 May 2015; foreseeablefuture.org, 24 Jul 2020)

FURTHER STUDIES
After graduating from Tennessee State University with a degree in fashion merchandising, he earned a master's in management of information systems at the Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry University. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Mar 2021; Facebook profile, 06 Apr 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump F12/13 Final 2011-01-22 6
Men's 200 m T13 Heat 2 2011-01-26 2
Men's 200 m T13 Final 2011-01-27 4
Men's 400 m T13 Heat 1 2011-01-28 9999
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T13 Heat 2 2012-08-31 4
Men's Long Jump F13 Final Round 2012-09-01 6
Men's 400 m T13 Final Round 2012-09-02 8
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 1 2012-09-05 9999
Men's 200 m T13 Heat 3 2012-09-06 5
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T13 Final 1 2013-07-21 6
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Semifinal 2 2013-07-22 2
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Final 1 2013-07-23 2
Men's 400 m T13 Semifinal 1 2013-07-26 10
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T13 Heat 1 2015-10-23 7
Men's 100 m T13 Final 1 2015-10-24 7
Men's 400 m T13 Heat 1 2015-10-27 2
Men's 400 m T13 Final 1 2015-10-28 7
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T13 Heat 2 2016-09-08 5
Men's 400 m T13 Heat 2 2016-09-13 5
Men's 400 m T13 Final Round 2016-09-15 5