What do the figures reveal about world and Paralympic champion Brent Lakatos? In the second of our new series ‘Para Athletics in Numbers’ we take a look at Canada’s top T53 wheelchair racer.
11 – Lakatos has won 11 world titles so far in his career – at London 2017 he claimed gold in the 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m T53.
2006 - The year in which Lakatos competed in his first major championships - in Assen, the Netherlands, where he won 100m T53 world bronze in 15.25 seconds.
16 – The age when Lakatos (now 37 years old) began racing: “Yes, I can recall it. I will never forget losing to all the girls,” he said.
1,500 – The distance (in metres) that Lakatos likes to race most, because of the strategy involved.
14.10 – The current 100m T53 world record, which Lakatos set in Arbon, Switzerland, in May 2017.
120 – The number of kilometres that Lakatos clocks up each week in training – whether that be on the roads, the track or rollers.
3 – The number of spare tyres Lakatos takes to competitions.
6 – The number of chairs Lakatos has used in his 21 years of racing.