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Former UGA student-athlete sets world record, wins gold at Parapan Games

Former UGA student-athlete Jarryd Wallace captured the men’s 100-meter dash at the Parapan American Games in Toronto with a world record time of 10.71 seconds.

Only a handful of racers have broken the 11-second barrier this season in the T44 classification, and Wallace’s previous best was 10.92 at the International Paralympic Committee Athletic Grand Prix event in Arizona. Then, fellow American Richard Browne ran a 10.78 at the U.S. Paralympic Track and Field National Championships in June while Wallace finished second at 10.96.

Wallace competed for the U.S. at the 2012 London Paralympics and was part of the gold-medal winning relay team at the 2013 IPC Athletics world championships in Lyon, France.