In the weeks ahead of the July 13 ESPY Awards, we’re going to be taking a look at some of the athletes up for “Best Male Athlete with a Disability” and “Best Female Athlete with a Disability.”
Richard Browne, 24, lost his leg in a car accident in 2010, but that hasn’t slowed him down one bit. The sprinter from Jackson, Miss. took home a silver medal in the 100m at the 2012 Paralympic Games, the start of his blazing career.
Since then, he has captured gold at the 2013 and 2015 IPC World Championships, and he holds numerous world records in the T44 division. He has run a world’s best of 6.99 seconds in the 60m and 21.91 seconds in the 200m. In 2013, he became the first T44 sprinter in history to run in a world class able body field when he competed at the Millrose Games in NYC.
“I don’t care how many legs you have. I want to race you, and I feel like I can beat you. If Usain Bolt lined up against me, I’m not going to be scared. I’m gonna be ready to run Bolt down,” he said in this video by CNN.