Blake Leeper

Track & Field Athlete

Patrick “Blake” Leeper, eight-time Paralympic Track and Field international medalist, world record holder and three-time American record holder, started his medal run in 2011 at the Parapan American Games where he took his first silver in the 100-meter dash. He went on to compete in the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, where he picked up two more medals, a bronze in the 200-meter dash and silver in the 400-meter dash, losing to South African Oscar Pistorius. In 2013, Leeper also took four medals at the Paralympic World Championships in Lyon, France, where he ran as part of the world record-setting 4x100-meter relay gold medal team. At the same event he took the silver medal in the 100m, 200m, 400m dash. In 2017, he qualified for USA track and Field national championships and broke Oscar's 400m world record with a time of 45.25. In 2018, Leeper came back and ran an even faster time and broke his own record with a time of 44 making him one of the fastest men in the world.



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