Welcome to the Official Site of Lex Gillette - Paralympic World Champion & World record Holder in the Long Jump

Lex's Vision

Lex Gillette is an American track and field athlete who has proved to the world that there are absolutely no excuses. Retina detachments in both eyes have left him with the challenge of living life with no sight. Fortunately for Lex, once he lost his sight, he gained a vision.

After claiming his first gold medal and world champion title at the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships, Lex Gillette has turned his focus to 2014 where he will be appearing in the IPC Athletics Grand Prix Series. The world's top eight finishers in their respective events will compete in August at the Grand Prix Series finale to be held in Birmingham, UK. He will also compete in the U.S. Paralympic National Track and Field Championships where he aims to win an unprecedented seventh national title in the long jump.

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