Quick facts

Birthdate

September 9, 1987

Birthplace

Weston, NS

Residence

Weston, NS

Sport

Para Athletics

Experience

Lima 2019

Toronto 2015

Ben Brown races primarily in sprint and middle distances, including the 100m, 200m, 400m, and 800m, in the T53 classification. He was also NS.’s first para athlete to compete in both the Canada Summer and Winter Games.

In 2006, Brown was diagnosed with a spinal cord injury after an accident while training for motocross, He was paralyzed from the chest down. He didn’t lose his competitive spirit. Before track, he got involved in wheelchair basketball, Para ice hockey and became the first paraplegic to race motorcross.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2015 Parapan American Games… Three-time Canada Games medallist… Named 2015 Male Para athlete of the Year by Athletics Nova Scotia…

PERSONAL

Enjoys cooking, listening to music and watching sport…Business administration diploma from Kentville College…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

  • 2019 Grand Prix Nottwill 200m 8th
  • 2019 Daniela Jutzeler Memorial 100m 8th
  • 2019 Swiss Nationals 200m 6th