TSU Alum Markeith Price: Eyes on Gold

Tennessean.com

Paralympian’s eyes are on gold

Legally blind track athlete is ready for Paralympics

Recent Tennessee State graduate Markeith Price can be defined many ways. He is a leader, track standout, team captain and even a world-record holder.

He’s also legally blind.

“Let’s put it this way, I can see 20 percent of what a normal person can see,” Price said.

His vision impairment would prevent most people from entering sports. Not Price, who is competing in the London Paralympic Games as part of the U.S. Paralympic track and field team.

The Baltimore native is the second TSU athlete to earn a spot on the U.S. Paralympic team. He joins Ryan Fann, who won gold as a member of the 1,600-meter relay team in 2004.

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