team bridgestone athlete aaron brown

ABOUT AARON

Aaron Brown is a two-time Olympian and one of only two Canadians to ever record both a time under 10 seconds in the 100-meters and a time under 20 seconds in the 200-meters. A native of Toronto, Ontario, Brown won a silver medal at the World Youth Championships in 2009 while attending Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute before becoming an eight-time first team All-American as a collegiate sprinter at the University of Southern California. Brown advanced to the semifinals of the 200-meters in his Olympic Games debut at London 2012, then collected his first Olympic Games medal as a member of Canada’s bronze medal-winning 4x100-meter relay team at Rio 2016. Brown was named Athletics Canada Track Athlete of the Year in 2018 after winning Canadian national titles in both the 100-meters and 200-meters, and he was named Summer Male Athlete of the Year at the Canadian Sports Awards in 2019 after successfully defending both titles for a rare double-double feat. Off the track, Brown is an active committee member for Athletics Ontario Track and Field, and he has worked to support local community causes related to mental health and depression, including the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). He has also been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, which is awarded to honor significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.

Career Highlights

2009

Won first World Youth Championships medal

2009

2012

Made Olympic Games debut at London 2012

2012

2016

Won bronze as part of Team Canada’s 4x100m relay team at Rio 2016

2016

2019

Won national title in both 100m and 200m sprints for second straight year

2019

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