Alicia Brown in the start blocks

Alicia Brown


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. With the Varsity Blues she won the 2013 CIS 300m and 4x200m titles. 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.

Brown 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.

In 2017, Brown joined the Canadian 4x400m relay team at the World Relays where they finished tenth. In 2018 they won bronze at the NACAC Championships in Toronto. She narrowly missed the podium at the World Relays in 2019 before making her return to the World Athletics Championships with the 4x400m relay team later that year.

In 2021, Brown won the national 400m crown at the Canadian Olympic Trials, securing her ticket to her second Olympic Games. At Tokyo 2020, she was the leadoff runner for the 4x400m relay team that finished fourth in the final, missing the podium by just six-tenths of a second.

A Little More About Alicia

Getting into the sport: Started running track at age 16 after having grown up playing soccer… Track has always been a safe space where she can challenge herself mentally and physically… 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…

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
2016 RioAthletics400m - Women28
2016 RioAthletics4x400m Relay - Women4
2020 Tokyo Athletics4x400m Relay - Women4

Notable International Results

Olympic Games: 2020 - 4th (4x400m relay); 2016 - 28th (400m), 4th (4x400m relay)

Jeux de la Francophonie: 2013 - 4th (400m), SILVER (4x400m relay)

World Athletics Championships: 2019 - DQ (4x400m relay); 2013 - 30th (400m), 11th (4x400m relay)

World Athletics Relays: 2019 - 4th (4x400m relay); 2017 - 10th (4x400m relay)

NACAC Championships: 2018 - BRONZE (4x400m relay)

FISU Universiade: 2013 - 5th (400m), SILVER (4x400m relay)