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SPEED Ian
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Age46
Place of BirthMitcham, AUS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T12, F12
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1995.
Senior International Debut
Year
2006
Competing for
Australia
General Interest
Nicknames
Speedie (paralympic.org.au, 09 May 2012)
Hero / Idol
British middle distance runner Sebastian Coe, US Paralympic middle distance runner Marla Runyan. (paralympic.org.au, 09 May 2012)
Impairment
He has a visual impairment that comes from an eye condition known as retinitis pigmentosa, which has left him with almost no peripheral vision. (paralympic.org.au, 09 May 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
9 2008 800m T12 2:01.48
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
11 2006 400m T12 54.55
7 2006 800m T12 2:04.26
Semifinal 2013 800m T12  DSQ
5 2013 1500m T12 4:17.92