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.

Lex Gillette, the reigning world champion and world record holder in the long jump, followed up his stellar 2013 track and field season with a strong 2014 season. He matched the current world record mark in the long jump, won an unprecedented seventh U.S. Paralympic Track and Field National Championship in the long jump, and won the 2014 IPC Athletics Grand Prix Finals which were held in Birmingham, `UK. Gillette finished 2014 as the number one ranked totally blind long jumper in the world.

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