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Runner Jarryd Wallace, Former Oconee County High Standout, Sets World Record

The International Paralympic Committee Athletics World Championships are being held in Lyon, France.

This photo, showing Wallace with his teammates David Prince and Jerome Singleton, was shared on Instagram by Paralympics.
This photo, showing Wallace with his teammates David Prince and Jerome Singleton, was shared on Instagram by Paralympics.

Athens resident Jarryd Wallace made his community proud as he set a world record at the IPC Athletics World Championships  Lyon, France this week.

Wallace broke his own world record time set on Saturday by winning the finals of the 200-meter T44-division in 22.08 seconds on Sunday, Euronews reports

The T44 division consisted of athletes that have single-limb below-the-knee amputations.

In 2010, Wallace had a voluntary amputation of his right leg after suffering from compartment syndrome, which causes muscle and nerve problems. He became a member of the U.S. Paralympic Track and Field Team shortly after his operation and competed at the Paralympic Games in London.

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