Securing a Spot in the Paris Olympics

Former Iowa athlete Brittany Brown has secured her spot in the upcoming Paris Olympics by setting a personal record of 21.90 seconds in the 200-meter race at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
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Brittany Brown (Credit: World Athletics)

Brittany Brown: Introduction

Former Iowa athlete Brittany Brown has secured her spot in the upcoming Paris Olympics by setting a personal record of 21.90 seconds in the 200-meter race at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Competing from lane nine, Brown finished second overall, dominating the qualifiers. Gabby Thomas won the race with a time of 21.81 seconds, while McKenzie Long clinched bronze with 21.91 seconds, both from lane seven.

A Historic Achievement for the Hawkeyes

Brown’s qualification for the Paris Olympics is a testament to her dedication and talent, marking her as the 26th Hawkeye to make it to the Olympics in the university’s history. Her achievement not only showcases her athletic prowess, but also highlights her resilience and determination.

Advocacy for Endometriosis and Black Women’s Health

Beyond her athletic career, Brown is a passionate advocate for endometriosis and Black women’s health. Her advocacy work is deeply personal and important, aiming to raise awareness and provide support for those affected by these issues. Brown’s commitment to these causes demonstrates her dedication to making a positive impact both on and off the track.

Brittany Brown Inspiring On and Off the Track

As she prepares for the Paris Olympics, Brown continues to inspire with her exceptional performance and her advocacy, representing both her university and the broader community with pride and determination.

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