Birthdate : 3 September 1985
Birthplace : Canada
Hometown : Clarenceville
Language : French
Provincial affiliation : Athletics Quebec
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.
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.
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
|100 Metre||Outdoor||13.92||Para Historic Regina||Regina||2008-07-19|
|200 Metre||Outdoor||26.21||Canadian Track & Field Championships / Olympic & Paralympic Trials 2016||Edmonton||2016-07-09|
|400 Metre||Outdoor||47.52||Quebec City||2016-07-15|
|800 Metre||Outdoor||1:33.88||Daniela Jutzeler Memorial||Arbon||2015-06-04|
|1500 Metre||Outdoor||2:57.82||LA-SM Rollstuhlsport Arbon||Arbon||2017-05-28|
|5000 Metre||Outdoor||10:19.28||Daniela Jutzeler Memorial||Arbon||2015-06-04|
|4x400 Metre Relay||Outdoor||3:34.54||Ian Hume Invitation||Sherbrooke||2011-06-12|
|10 km||Road||20:23.19||Peachtree 10k||Atlanta||2010-07-04|
|Marathon||Road||1:31:27.00||Bank of America Chicago Marathon||Chicago||2017-10-08|