The 2015 IPC Athletics Grand Prix series in numbers

After nine Grand Prix, five continents and hundreds of races and events, here is a review of the season so far in numbers. 26 Jun 2015
A woman with a running blade clenches her face in effort as she sprints forward.

Martina Caironi broke the world 200m T42 record at the 2015 Berlin Grand Prix.

ⒸGetty Images

The 2015 Grand Prix series may be over – but it is certainly not forgotten. With nine Grand Prix taking place around the world this year - from Australia to Brazil, China to Italy – here is a review in numbers to remind you what happened.

Of course the Grand Prix Final is still to come – that event takes place in London, Great Britain, on Sunday 26 July; then in August the Parapan American Games take place in Toronto, Canada. And in just four months’ time the IPC Athletics World Championships get underway in Doha, Qatar, where many more memorable moments will surely be made.

2015 in numbers

0.03 – The time Italy’s Martina Caironi knocked off her own 200m T42 world record when she raced to victory in 32.29 on home soil at the Grosseto Grand Prix in Italy.

3 – The number of times Russia’s Evgenii Torsunov broke the long jump T36 world record on his way to victory at his first ever Grand Prix in Berlin, Germany.

4 – The number of victories from four events by Tunisia’s Walid Ktila in his home Grand Prix in Tunis.

10 – The number of Asian records broken on the second day of competition at the Grand Prix in Beijing, China.

11.89 – The time it took for South Africa’s Ilse Hayes to sprint to the line at the Sao Paulo Grand Prix in Brazil. The 29-year-old became the world’s fastest female para-athlete as she triumphed in the 100m T13.

14 – The age of American Alexa Halko when she won the women’s 100m T33/34/51/52 at the Grand Prix in Tempe in the USA.

18 - The distance in centimetres that Great Britain’s Paralympic, world and European champion Aled Davies improved his discus F42 world record at the season opener in Dubai, UAE.

19 – The hours between the Netherlands’ Marlou van Rhijn breaking the 100m and 200m T43 world records in Nottwil, Switzerland.

29 – The years the women’s 100m T51 world record stood for before being broken by Canada’s Becky Richter at the Nottwil Grand Prix.

41 – The total number of world records broken during the 2015 Grand Prix series.

102 – The total number of countries represented at the nine Grand Prix around the world this year.

Tickets for July’s Grand Prix final can be purchased here.