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Alexandre Dupont

Birthdate : 3 September 1985

Birthplace : Canada

Hometown : Clarenceville

Language : French

Provincial affiliation : Athletics Quebec

Club : Saint-laurent Sélect

Coach : Rick Reelie

Event specialization : Sprints, Middle Distance


At the age of 17, Alexandre Dupont lost his right leg in a motorcycle accident. About a year later he watched a wheelchair race from the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece, on television. Dupont decided to try the sport. Thanks to his competitive nature and athletic ability, Dupont has found success on the track.

In 2015, he was a triple gold medallist at the Toronto Parapan American Games with victories in the 400m, 800m and 1500m. He has competed at the last three IPC World Championships helping Canada to gold in the 4X400m relay in 2013 and bronze in the same event in 2011.

Dupont also took third spot at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in the 1500m. He competed in four events at the 2012 Paralympics in London. Rio is his second Paralympic Games appearance.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2012 Paralympic Games… Bronze medalist 1500m, 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow… Three-time world championship team member: gold in the 4X400 relay in 2013 and bronze in the 4X400m relay in 2011.

PERSONAL

Married to fellow national team wheelchair racer and Rio 2016 teammate Ilana Dupont (née Duff), who won bronze at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. They have a daughter, Amélia, born August 2014. Owner at Révolution Sports. Passionate about mechanical design and function.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2015 Parapan American Games 400m 1st
2015 Parapan American Games 800m 1st
2015 Parapan American Games 1500m 1st
2014 Commonwealth Games, 1500m, 3rd
2013 IPC World Championships 4C400m relay 1st
2011 IPC World Championships 4 x 400m relay 3rd

Event 
Season 
Mark 
Meet 
Location 
Date 
100 MetreOutdoor13.92Para Historic ReginaRegina2008-07-19
200 MetreOutdoor26.21Canadian Track & Field Championships / Olympic & Paralympic Trials 2016Edmonton2016-07-09
400 MetreOutdoor47.52Soirée Rouge et Or #2 / Provincial 10000m sur pisteQuebec City2016-07-15
800 MetreOutdoor1:33.88Daniela Jutzeler MemorialArbon2015-06-04
1500 MetreOutdoor2:59.25Daniela Jutzeler MemorialArbon2015-06-04
5000 MetreOutdoor10:19.28Daniela Jutzeler MemorialArbon2015-06-04
4x400 Metre RelayOutdoor3:34.54Ian Hume InvitationSherbrooke2011-06-12
10 kmRoad20:23.19Peachtree 10kAtlanta2010-07-04
MarathonRoad1:33:40.00Bank of America - Chicago MarathonChicago2016-10-09

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