Evergreen Chris Brown

March 29, 2016
Chris Brown

Chris Brown has had one of the longest careers of any athlete and, as a 400m specialist, has led The Bahamas to multiple medal-winning performances at major championships.

He did it again last Sunday night, anchoring his team to bronze in the men's 4x400m relay at the 2016 International Association of Athletics Federations World Indoor Championships.

"I'm been blessed with a beautiful career. A career that I didn't ask for, and it shows that if you're obedient he's (God) going to honour that. I've been rewarded and I think he's using me to show the world that if you lead by example and lift up the younger generation and teach them in the right way, you get your blessing," he said.

Brown was a member of The Bahamas' men's gold medal-winning team at the London 2012 Olympic Games. He won silver with the team in Beijing 2008 and bronze at the previous Olympic Games in Sydney.

The team's winning time of 3:04.75 in Portland was also a national indoor record for The Bahamas.

Despite turning 38 this year, Brown is hoping to make the team to Rio de Janeiro this year.

"For me, I take it step by step. It's fun and glory, and it's just an honour to take part in these championships," he said.

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