Richard Browne (athletics)

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Richard Browne
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Browne meets students in Brazil (Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil)
Personal information
Born (1991-07-09) July 9, 1991 (age 26)
Jackson MS, USA
Residence England
Coached by Hayley Ginn

Richard Browne (born July 9, 1991 in Jackson, Mississippi) is a United States sprint runner. In 2007 an accident sent him through a plate glass window, which resulted in an arterial bleed that caused his right leg to be permanently damaged; in 2010, after 14 surgical operations, his leg was amputated. "I was 16 years old in the prime of my life. I go through a window one day and from that point on my life is changed forever."; He competes in the T44 class, he attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.[1]

At the 2012 Paralympic Games, he won a Silver Medal in the 100m event;[2][3] in July 2013 at the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships at the Stade du Rhône in Lyon he broke Jonnie Peacock's world record when he recorded a time of 10.83 in the T44 100m semi-finals.[4] He subsequently broke the T44 100m world record with a time of 10.75 in the 2013 Paralympic Anniversary Games in London. On April 18, 2014 Browne broke the T44 200m World Record, 21.91 (+1.4) at the Mt. Sac Relays in Los Angeles, CA,[5] he is also the world record holder over the T44 60m with an official time of 6.99 ran the Emory Crossplex Invitational in Birmingham, AL on January 28, 2013[6] In 2013 Browne became the first T44 sprinter in history to compete in a world class able body field when he ran at the 2013 Millrose Games in New York, NY.[7] An equipment failure forced him to pull out of the race 10m before the finish line; in 2014 he again lined up in an international able body 60m field at the Meeting De Mondeville in France.

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