World Sprint Records Set at IPC World Championships


The IPC World Championships, being held July 19-28 in Lyon, France, have been the site of several world-record setting sprints by Paralympic athletes in the 100m and 200m races.


Wallace at the IPC World Championships. Photograph courtesy of the United States Olympic Committee.

American Jarryd Wallace set a world record of 22.08 seconds in the 200m T44 category (athletes with unilateral transtibial amputations). The previous record of 22.34 seconds was set on June 16 by U.S. Paralympian David Prince.

Brazilian Alan Oliveira set the world record in the 200m T43 category (athletes with bilateral transtibial amputations) by running the half-lap in 20.66 seconds, beating Oscar Pistorius' 2012 record of 21.30 seconds. In June, Oliveira set a world record in the 100m T43 category, running 10.77 seconds.

American Richard Browne beat the world record in the 100m T44 category with a 10.83-second run. In June, when racing in an unsanctioned event, Browne had unofficially tied the previous record of 10.85, held by Brit Jonnie Peacock.