Markeith Price

MARKEITH PRICE – Track & Field, Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Hopeful

  • Two-Time Paralympian (2012, 5th 400m Final 2016*)
  • 3x Paralympic Finalist
  • 1st 400m, 2019 Desert Challenge Games
  • 2nd Long Jump, 2019 Desert Challenge Games
  • 1st 200m, 2018 Mt. Sac Relays
  • 2nd 100m, 2018 Mt. Sac Relays
  • 1st 400m, 2018 U.S. Paralympic Track & Field Nationals
  • 2nd 200m, 2018 U.S. Paralympic Track & Field Nationals
  • 2nd Long Jump, 2018 U.S. Paralympic Track & Field Nationals

29-year-old Markeith Price is a visually impaired track & field athlete from Baltimore, MD who competes in T13 (track) and F13 (field), specializing in the 100m, 200m and 400m sprints and long jump events.  At the Rio 2016 Games, he achieved his best Paralympic result, a 5th place finish in the 400m.  *Men’s 400m – T13 Final, Rio 2016 Paralympic Games .  2019 is off to a strong start for Markeith, who kicked off his season with a 400m win at the Desert Challenge Games.  Markeith is well positioned to qualify for his third Paralympic team and he has his sights set on reaching the medals podium Tokyo.

Markeith was diagnosed at age 3 years with optic atrophy, a rare and permanent visual impairment caused by damage to the optic nerve; Markeith’s optic nerves were not fully developed at birth.  Markeith has never permitted his loss of vision to slow down his body or his mind.  Markeith retains partial sight, which allows him to compete in track & field without the assistance of a guide. He enjoys.

An advocate for education, Markeith is a college graduate who hopes to return to school to become a health & wellness counselor and business owner.  Markeith enjoys the science behind training, he studies the mechanical aspects of his running so he can continue to improve.   A believer that the proper mindset is a powerful tool for success, Markeith wants to encourage others to use sport as a tool to develop work ethic and confidence.  Markeith is engaged with social media, creating content that captures the work he puts into being a top Paralympic athlete.  His ability to adapt and persevere has allowed him to overcome the challenges of being visually impaired, so others with physical limitations can see what is possible.

In 2013, Markeith founded the I C You Foundation, serving the community by providing scholarships and resources to visually impaired students and funding to various schools of the blind.

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