Blake Leeper

Blake Leeper

About Blake Leeper

Blake Leeper was born with a birth defect and has been using prosthetics since the age of 9 months. An avid sportsman, Blake grew up playing basketball and baseball, and played varsity basketball for his high school team.

Having only recently started training for track and field events, Blake ran his first race in June of 2009 with an impressive time of 11.96 in the 100 meters - qualifying him for the U.S Paralympic team. In August of 2009, he ran at his first international meet in Rio De Janerio, Brazil were he ran a 23.59 in the 200m and a 11.76 in the 100m.


Facts

Nationality USA
Amputation Bilateral - Below the knee
Competitive Class T43/T44
Main Events

Highlights

2013
IPC Athletics World Champhionships, Lyon
  • Silver Medalist, T43 100m, 200m and 400m
  • Gold Medalist and new World Record-holder as a member of the T42-46 4x100m Relay
2012
Paralympic Games, London, UK
  • Silver medal for 400m
  • Bronze medal for 200m
Boiling Point Track Classic in Windsor
  • 100m T43 10.91 seconds WORLD RECORD TIE
US Paralympic Chamipionship Trials
  • Silver medal for 100m - 11.48
  • Gold medal for 200m - 21.70
  • Gold medal for 400m - 50.68
2011
Parapan American Games
  • Silver: 100m T44 
IPC Athletics World Championships, New Zealand
  • Silver: 4x100m relay T42-46 - 42.84
2009
The Endeavor Games, Edmond, OK
  • Gold medal for 100m
  • Gold medal for 200m
  • Gold medal for 400m International
Meeting Lotteries, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
  • 3rd 100m
  • 2nd 200m