Five facts about ..... USA's David Brown

With less than 40 days to go before the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships begin in Doha, Qatar, it’s time to find out that little bit more about this year’s key contenders. 12 Sep 2015
Two men on the podium receiving a medal

David Brown (USA) and Guide Runner Jerome Avery (USA) receive the gold medal from Patrick Jarvis for the men's 200m T11 in Toronto at the 2015 Parapan American Games.

Ⓒ©2015 Jon Blacker

Each day we will be revealing five fascinating facts about one of the world’s top para-athletics stars.

And to kick start today, here are Five Facts About…the USA’s double world silver medallist David Brown.


1. The visually impaired sprinter became the first man in his class (T11) to run under 11 seconds when he clocked 10.92 in California, USA, last year.

2. He loves basketball and is a fan of the Chicago Bulls – “if they had Paralympic basketball for blind people, I would not be doing track right now!”

3. His favourite snack is Teddy Grahams (bear shaped cracker snacks) and apple juice – a fondness that he developed as a youngster in hospital. He was given the snack after surgeries and grew to love it.

4. The 22-year-old won gold in the 100m and 200m T11 at this year’s Parapan Am Games, setting new championship records in each event.

5. Brown is a talented musician and plays the drums, piano and tenor saxophone – he used to play in a jazz band.

The IPC Athletics World Championships will take place in Doha, Qatar, between 21-31 October., attracting 1,400 athletes from 100 countries.