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Series of Paralympics 2004 athlete profiles
Athlete : Marlon Shirley
Event : Track & Field
Country : USA
Marlon Shirley, 26, from San Diego in southern California competes for the USA in 5 Track an Field events - 100m, 200m, Long Jump, 4X100 and 4X400 relays.
Classified as a lower leg amputee (T44) Marlon is the World Record holder in Long Jump and 100m dash. He is also the first amputee to go sub-11 seconds (10.98) in the 100m.
Gold medal winner in Sydney at 100m and 200m Marlon is hoping to repeat the podium experience in Athens.
Off the track Marlon is a pilot as well as a trained Aeronautical Engineer and hopes to eventually fly commercial airliners.
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