Quick facts

Birthdate

November 17, 1991

Birthplace

Campbelton, NB

Residence

Campbelton, NB

Sport

Para Athletics

Experience

Guadalajara 2011

Rio 2016

Shayne Dobson started his athletic career as a competitive tennis player but took to running when he arrived at the Université de Moncton to pursue a degree in kinesiology, and became a member of the cross country team. He eventually became the team captain and still helps the Aigles Bleus as an assistant coach. He is also a member of ASEA, the Moncton-based track club.

Dobson was born with cerebral palsy that affects the left side of his body, but it has never been an obstacle for him in his pursuit of excellence.

In 2015 at the IPC World Championships, Dobson broke Canadian records in the T37 1500-m and 800-m races to complete a strong season. At both the 2016 Paralympic Games and 2017 worlds he was fifth in the 1500-m

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2011, 2015, 2017 IPC World Championships… 2016 Paralympic Games… Two medals at 2011 Parapan American Games… Two Canadian records at 2015 IPC World Championships… Named the 2016 Para Athlete of the Year by Athletics New Brunswick

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2017 IPC World Championships 1500m 5th

2016 Paralympic Games 1500m 5th

2015 IPC World Championships 1500m 4th

2015 IPC World Championships 800m 12th

2011 Parapan American Games 1500m 2nd

2011 Parapan American Games 800m 3rd