Raymond Martin

Track and Field

Name: Raymond Martin
Sport: Track and Field
Discipline(s): Track and Field
Height: 4-10
Weight: 92
DOB: 1/2/1994
Birthplace: Jersey City, N.J.
Hometown: Jersey City, N.J.
High School: Hudson County Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) '12
College: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign '16, Kinesiology
Team/Club: University of Illinois
Coach(es): Adam Bleakney
Paralympic Experience
  • Two-time Paralympian (2012, 2016); 4-time Paralympic medalist (4 gold)
  • London 2012 Paralympic Games, gold (100m, 200m, 400m, 800m)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – gold (100m, 1500m)
  • Years of Participation: Track & Field – 2013, 2015; Marathon – 2015
  • Medals: 8 (8 gold)
  • Gold – 2015 (Marathon); 2015 (100m, 1500m); 2013 (100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m)
  • First man to win five individual world titles at a single IPC event
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials - Track & Field, gold (100m, 400m, 1500m); 5th (800m)
Personal: Son of Daniel and April Martin…Has one brother, Richard…Born with a congenital disorder known as arthrogryposis that affects his joint flexibility from his ankles to his neck…Was in kindergarten when he got into his first racing chair but didn’t race competitively until his late teens…Aspires to pursue a career as a physician’s assistant after racing…Heroes include his parents, Stephen Hawking and U.S. teammate Amanda McGrory…Speaks Japanese…Enjoys going to concerts in his free time.

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