JARRYD WALLACE
Birthday:  05/15/1990
Hometown:  Athens, GA
College:  University of Georgia

Accomplishments:
2x Paralympian, 2017 & 2013 200m World Champion, 2013 4x100m World Champion, 4x World Record Holder

What makes Atlanta Track Club Elite Team special?

Atlanta Track Club not only gives us the opportunity to run after our dreams of becoming Olympians and Paralympians, but also the opportunity to represent Atlanta, Georgia and our respective communities. Their impact in fitness throughout ATL truly helps connect us as elite athletes to the communities we are truly running for. Being an Atlanta Track Club athlete helps give me a platform as a Paralympian to make a greater impact and have a larger influence on others with disabilities in the Atlanta area and beyond.

What was the best race of your career so far?

The U.S. Paralympic Trials in 2016. It was the first Paralympic race in U.S. history that was televised live. I ran a 10.71 in the 100m and solidified my spot for the 2016 U.S. Paralympic team.

What is your favorite thing to do after a hard workout?

Ice bath. Shower. Eat A LOT of food. Hang on the back patio with family and neighbors.

Where is your favorite place to run in Atlanta? 

I train at the University of Georgia and would say that the track on campus is my favorite place to run. I have run on that track since I was around eight years old, so many memories have been made there.

Where is your favorite place to eat in Atlanta? 

Little Alleys. They have amazing dry aged bone in ribeye.

What is the best running advice you have to offer?

Never lose sight of your why. Everything will drive through and from that.

What is the best song to listen to before you compete? 

Anything by The Dirty Guv's

When did you start running? 

Growing up my family would always do weekend fun runs and 5Ks. That was where I really fell in love with the sport of running. It wasn't until high school when I fell in love with the competing aspect and having an amazing team and group of friends to push me and train with only made that better.

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