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Brian Siemann

Paralympian 2012, 2016, 2020

Brian Siemann looks skyward from the track

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2023 Parapan American Games - Para Track and Field

November 17, 2023 - November 26, 2023 | Santiago, Chile

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Paris 2023 Para Athletics World Championships

July 8 - 17, 2023 | Paris, France

Athlete Bio

Brian Siemann races down the track




Oct 7, 1989


Champaign, IL


University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign ’15, Special Education M.S.

classification: T53

Son of John and Teresa Siemann...Has an older brother, John, and is a quadruplet with three sisters Amanda, Maria, and Jessica...Paralyzed from the waist down at birth after a hospital accident...Hobbies include reading comic books, scuba diving, and cooking...Introduced to track and field his freshman year by high school coach Joe McLaughlin...Was donated his first racing chair by McLaughlin who teamed up with other high school staff members and Project Freedom to raise funds...Works as a Learning Disabilities/ADHD Specialist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign...Has two dogs, Gambit and Ace
  • Three-time Paralympian (2012, 2016, 2020)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, 4th (400-meter), 8th (800-meter), 15th (Marathon), No Result (100-meter, 1,500-meter, 5,000-meter)
  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, 4th (800-meter), 5th (400-meter), 7th (100-meter)
  • Paralympic Games London 2012, 6th (100-meter), 8th (800-meter), 25th (Marathon)
  • Most recent: 2023 – Bronze (400-meter, 800-meter); 4th (100-meter)
  • Years of Participation: 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2023
  • Medals: 2 (2 bronze)
  • Bronze – 2023 (400-meter, 800-meter)
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