AUGUST 2016 – ISSUE 08 – CANADA!
Aaron Brown made his Olympic debut at London 2012 where he came within one spot of qualifying for the 200m final, finishing ninth by 0.05 seconds. One of the country’s top sprinters, Brown is a former Canadian record holder in the 200m.
On June 11, 2016, he became just the fourth Canadian man to ever break the 10-second barrier in the 100m, running 9.96 at a meet in Florida. Brown made his senior IAAF World Championship debut in 2013, where he was part of the bronze medal 4x100m relay team. He ran the leadoff leg when Canada successfully defended that bronze in 2015. Earlier in 2015 he was the anchor of the 4x100m relay team that appeared to have won gold at the Pan Am Games in Toronto before a lane violation led to disqualification. Brown had previously won 200m bronze at the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships and 100m silver at the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships. At the 2011 Pan American Junior Championships, he won 100m bronze and 4x100m relay silver. Brown raced collegiately for the USC Trojans. As a senior, he won 100m bronze and 200m silver at the 2014 NCAA Championships.