Pittsburgh Native Barron Completes Olympic Race

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Bethel Park native Trevor Barron competed in the 20km Race Walk at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Saturday.  His time of 1:22:46 placed him 26th among the 48 finishers, and he steadily improved his position throughout the race.  The 19-year old Barron was the only American to compete in the event.  Chen Ding of China won the gold medal with an Olympic Record time of 1:18:46.

Barron’s athletic achievement is all the more impressive considering his medical history.  When he was 14, he underwent brain surgery for epilepsy at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.  He is currently a computer science major at Colorado College.