clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

2012 London Olympics: Trevor Barron Misses Gold In Speed Walking Event By Four Minutes

Pittsburgh native Trevor Barron has overcome a lot in his 19-years. He's fought through epilepsy and brain surgery to become an Olympian in the men's 20km race walk event. Unfortunately, his bid for a gold medal came up short on Saturday as he finished 26th in the in a field of 56 competing for the top spot in London.

In a post-race interview with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Barron was happy with the outcome and the way that he finished:

"I can't complain," Barron said. "It's one of the best races I've had, and it's been a great experience."

Barron missed out on gold by exactly four minutes as he finished with a time of 1 hour, 22 minutes and 46 seconds. China's Ding Chen won the gold medal with a time of 1 hour, 18 minutes ad 46 seconds.

For more on local Olympians, stick with SB Nation Pittsburgh's London 2012 Olympics StoryStream. For more from around the games, head over to SB Nation's London 2012 Olympics Hub Page.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.