The 2019 season answered many questions for visually impaired runner Guillaume Ouellet, the main one being that he was been able to recover from an injury that affected his previous two seasons.
At the 2019 IPC World Championships in Dubai, Ouellet was at the front of the lead pack in the men's T13 5000-m race and crossed the finish line with a season’s best time of 14:45.63, just shy of the podium in fourth place. A few weeks earlier, in the same event, he won the gold medal at the Parapan American Games in Lima.
Ouellet, a stalwart on the Canadian Para athletics team, was injured at the 2018 nationals and saw his training derailed for seven months.
In 2015, Ouellet produced a breakthrough season with the gold medal in the 1500m at the Toronto Parapan American Games and a victory in the 5000m at the IPC World Championships. Prior to that, he gained valuable experience at the 2013 IPC World Championships with a fourth place in the 1500-m final.
He 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 in Rio, placing fourth in the 5000-m.
2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 IPC World Championships... 2015 and 2019 Parapan American Games... 2016 Paralympic Games... … 2015 named Athletics Canada’s Para athlete of the year … … 2012 Victoriaville's Athlete of the Year...
In 2018, la Coupe Guillaume-Ouellet five kilometre run was added as an event at the Le Grand Défi de Victoriaville…Passion for baking, coffee and running… 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
- 2019 IPC World Championships 5000m 4th
- 2019 Parapan American Games 5000m 1st
- 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
|2019||Parapan am Games||
1 gold medals
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|2015||Parapan am Games||
1 gold medals