Guillaume Ouellet

Guillaume Ouellet

 

Guillaume Ouellet returned to the world championship podium in 2017 earning the bronze in the 5000m as the defending champion. He clocked 14:23.24, which was a Pan American record. Just a few weeks earlier at a local meet he had bettered his Canadian record by 12 seconds.  In 2016, he just missed a medal at the Paralympic Games placing fourth in the 5000-m.

In 2015 Ouellet produced a breakthrough season with the gold medal in the 1500m at the Parapan American Games and victory in the 5000m at the IPC World Championships.   The visually impaired runner gained valuable experience at the 2013 IPC World Championships with a fourth place in the 1500-m final.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2017 - world champion 5000m... 2016 - Paralympic Games... 2015 Parapan American Games… named Athletics Canada’s para-athlete of the year… 2013, 2015, 2017 IPC World Championships… 2012 Victoriaville's Athlete of the Year...

PERSONAL

In 2018, la Coupe Guillaume-Ouellet five kilometre run was added as an event at the Le Grand Défi de Victoriaville... Has one son, Alex-Antoine…Passion for baking, coffee and running off course… Started running in college for Universite Laval cross-country team in 2011... He has retinitis pigmentosa, resulting in a field of vision of about 10 degrees.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2017 IPC World Championships 5000m 3rd

2017 IPC World Championships 1500m 8th

2016 Paralympic Games 5000m 4th 

2016 Paralympic Games 1500m 9th

2015 IPC World Championships 5000m 1st

2015 IPC World Championships 1500m 6th

2015 Parapan American Games 1500m 1st

2013 IPC World Championships 1500m 4th

 

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsAthletics1500m - Mengold

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2016 Rio Paralympics Athletics 1500m - Men 9
2016 Rio Paralympics Athletics 5000m - Men 4
Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Athletics 1500m - Men 1