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Darrel Brown (born October 11, 1984) is a sprinter from Trinidad and Tobago who specializes in the 100 metres and the 200 metres.

Darrel Brown
Personal information
Nationality Trinidad and Tobago
Born (1984-10-11) October 11, 1984 (age 35)
Arima, Trinidad
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight79 kg (174 lb)
Sport
SportRunning
Event(s)100 metres, 200 metres
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100m: 9.99 (Port-of-Spain 2005)
200m: 20.41 (Port-of-Spain 2001)

In the beginning of his career, he was awarded the Austin Sealy Trophy for the most outstanding athlete at the CARIFTA Games twice, both in 1999 and 2000,[1][2] after becoming the first athlete to win back-to-back titles in both the 100 and 200 metres (Youth). After switching to the "junior" age group in 2001, Brown won the 100 metres for three consecutive years (2001–2003), becoming the first athlete ever to do so.

He also performed well in World Youth and Junior Championships. At the 2000 World Junior Championships he finished fourth in both 100 metres and 4 x 100 metres relay. After setting a new World Youth Record over 100 meters at 10.24 on April 14, 2001,[3] he then won gold medals at the 2001 World Youth Championships and the 2002 World Junior Championships. In 2002 he also won a bronze medal in the 4 × 100 metres relay. He also helped win a silver medal in relay at the 2001 World Championships for seniors.

The 100 m at the 2003 World Championships saw him finishing second behind Kim Collins. In addition to the silver medal, he set the junior world record of 10.01 seconds in the quarter finals stage. He also won a relay silver medal at the 2003 Pan American Games, and an individual gold medal at the 2003 Central American and Caribbean Championships.

In June 2005 he set a new personal best with 9.99, thus becoming one of the few athletes to run below 10 seconds. At the 2005 World Championships, Brown was knocked out in the semi finals with 10.16 seconds. In the relay event, however, he won a silver medal with the Trinidad and Tobago team in a new national record of 38.10 seconds. He later finished fourth at the 2005 World Athletics Final. He also won two gold medals at the 2005 Central American and Caribbean Championships.

Half a year later, at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, he exited in the quarter-finals. The same thing happened at the 2008 Olympic Games. He won another individual gold medal at the 2008 Central American and Caribbean Championships.

He competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, reaching the quarter-finals of the 100 metres, but he pulled up in the race, finishing in 10.93 seconds.

Personal bestsEdit

Event Time (seconds) Venue Date
55 metres 6.15 Gainesville, Florida, United States 9 February 2003
60 metres 6.59 Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States 14 February 2004
100 metres 9.99 Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 25 June 2005
200 metres 20.41 Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 6 May 2001
  • All information taken from IAAF Profile.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Carifta Games Magazine, Part 2 (PDF), Carifta Games 2011, archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-25, retrieved Oct 12, 2011
  2. ^ Carifta Games Magazine, Part 3 (PDF), Carifta Games 2011, archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-25, retrieved Oct 12, 2011
  3. ^ Shah, Raffique (May 4, 2001), "Brown ranked above Boldon ...but 17 year-old sprinter won't race at World Championships", Trinicenter.com
  4. ^ "Brown, Darrel biography". IAAF. Retrieved 2009-06-02.

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