Looking at Lyon: Men’s 100m T44

Will Jonnie Peacock or Richard Browne cruise to a world title, or will another amputee sprinter pass them before the finish? 19 Jul 2013
Peacock and Browne - Men's 100m T44 rivalry

Jonnie Peacock and Richard Browne - can Browne turn his talk into action on the track?


This could be a toss-up for gold, and a world record might just be shattered.

When to watch: Heats: 19:14 on 22 July; Final: 19:35 on 23 July

What happened last time: The USA’s Jerome Singleton slipped past South African Oscar Pistorius for gold at the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships, leaving Pistorius to settle for silver. Brazil’s Alan Fonteles Oliveira took bronze in what was then a combined T43/44 event.

World-record holder: Great Britain’s Jonnie Peacock set the current world record of 10.85 at the US Trials for the London 2012 Paralympic Games last summer.

Who to watch: The obvious go-to names in this lineup are last year’s Paralympic gold and silver medallists, Peacock and the USA’s Richard Browne. But there’s a lot more to the field than that, including defending world champion Singleton, as well as Fourie, the Netherlands’ Ronald Hertog and the USA’s Daniel Rizzieri. This could be a toss-up for gold, and a world record might just be shattered.

Why you should watch: The men’s 100m T44 became the most anticipated event of London 2012, but not many media nor fans knew much about it until just a few months before the Paralympics. Now’s your chance to hop on board for the event three years ahead of the next Paralympics. Get to know the names and their times early. In fact, read up on the aforementioned athletes and let us know who you think will win in Lyon.

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