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Brent Lakatos

Birthdate : 1 June 1980

Birthplace : Canada

Hometown : Dorval

Language : French

Provincial affiliation : Athletics Quebec

Club : Parasports Québec

Coach : Self coached

Event specialization : Sprints, Middle Distance


Legendary Canadian wheelchair racers André Viger and Chantal Petitclerc were big influences on world champion Brent Lakatos, who is currently carving his own path to greatness. It was Viger who introduced Lakatos to wheelchair racing and provided him with his first chair for the sport, a piece of equipment previously owned by Petitclerc.

From the moment he put on the gloves and pushed off, Lakatos has just kept going faster and faster. He enjoyed another super season in 2015. He won three gold medals at the Parapan American Games in Toronto and four medals, including three more gold, at the IPC World Championships.

Lakatos also clinched three Paralympic silver medals at London 2012 and four gold and one silver at the 2013 IPC World Championships in Lyon, France. In May 2014 he broke his own world record in the 100m T53 at the IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Nottwil, Switzerland, clocking 14.17.

Lakatos was originally recruited to play wheelchair basketball for the University of Texas [where his team won the 2002 national title] and then successfully qualified for the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens despite switching to wheelchair racing just eight months earlier. At Texas he studied engineering and is now a programmer analyst.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2004, 2008, 2012 Paralympic Games… 2015 Parapan American Games… 2006, 2011, 2013, 2015 IPC World Championships…

PERSONAL

Lakatos married Stefanie Reid, a member of the British Paralympic athletics team, in 2008… At age six he was involved in a skating accident playing hockey. The impact of hitting the ice caused a blood clot to form in his spine, which resulted in paralysis.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2015 IPC World Championships 800m 1st
2015 IPC World Championships 200m 1st
2015 IPC World Championships 100m 1st
2015 IPC World Championships 400m 2nd
2015 Parapan American Games 100m 1st
2015 Parapan American Games 400m 1st
2015 Parapan American Games 800m 1st
2013 IPC World Championships 200m 1st
2013 IPC World Championships 100m 1st
2013 IPC World Championships 4X400m relay 1st
2012 Paralympic Games 200m 2nd
2012 Paralympic Games 400m 2nd
2012 Paralympic Games 800m 2nd
2011 IPC World Championships 200m 2nd
2011 IPC World Championships 100m 3rd
2008 Paralympic Games 400m 5th
2008 Paralympic Games 200m 5th
2008 Paralympic Games 4X100m relay 4th
2006 IPC World Championships 100m 3rd
2006 IPC World Championships 200m 4th
2006 IPC World Championships 400m 5th
2006 IPC World Championships 800m 8th
2004 Paralympic Games 4X100m relay 4th

Event 
Season 
Mark 
Meet 
Location 
Date 
100 MetreOutdoor14.10LA-SM Rollstuhlsport ArbonArbon2017-05-28
200 MetreOutdoor25.27Swiss Open Nationals ? IPC Athletics Grand PrixNottwil2014-05-18
400 MetreOutdoor47.49Daniela Jutzeler MemorialArbon2017-05-25
800 MetreOutdoor1:39.61IPC WorldsDoha2015-10-29
1500 MetreOutdoor3:09.27Daniela Jutzeler MemorialNottwil2014-05-21
5000 MetreOutdoor11:11.67IPC Athletics Grand PrixNottwil2015-05-31

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