Biography:

Being raised with a special appreciation and value for sport, Alicia Brown has wanted to compete for Team Canada from a young age. Growing up, watching the Olympic Games was a huge source of inspiration for her and she would love to give that excitement and hope to someone else. She enjoyed a breakout season in 2013 when she was crowned national champion in the 400m and was also the OUA women’s track MVP for the University of Toronto. Competing at the 2013 Summer Universiade, Brown finished fifth in the 400m with a personal best 52.08 seconds and was a member of the silver medal-winning 4x400m relay. Following a positive test for a diuretic, for which she was originally ruled not at fault but later saw that decision overturned on appeal, Brown returned to competition and ran a personal best 51.84 seconds to finish second in the 400m at the 2016 Canadian Championships, going under the Olympic entry standard. At Rio 2016, Brown ran the second leg for the 4x400m relay which finished fourth for Canada’s best result in the event since Barcelona 1992.

Getting to Know…

Family: Parents Chris and Laura Brown… Youngers sisters Savanna and Chanelle… Getting into the Sport: Started running track at age 16… Outside Interests: Relaxes during the competitive season by reading, watching movies and TV shows, and using mindfulness… The off-season is spent travelling and doing sports and activities she can’t do the rest of the year… Is a personal trainer and coach who also does freelance communications work… Graduated from the University of Toronto with a Honours Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Culture and Information Technology, specializing in Visual Culture and Communication… Odds and Ends: Inspired by Sanya Richards-Ross and Allyson Felix who never fail to amaze her…