A native of San Antonio and Houston, Staff Sergeant Timothy Brown joined the Marine Corps in 2003. He deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as a radio operator, then, in 2008, he became an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician. It was on this third deployment that Brown was injured during an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) response. After being initially discharged from the hospital in May 2011, he was readmitted 21 times for follow-up procedures before retiring in April 2014. Following his retirement, Brown went back to school, graduating cum laude from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in 2020.
Brown took up handcycling in February 2012 to improve his fitness, both physically and mentally, and it soon became his most important and beloved activity. Since taking up handcycling, he has completed Race Across America with a team, ridden Ride the Rockies five times, and raced in dozens of marathons and paracycling events. Tim hopes to work for the Adaptive Sports Center in Crested Butte, CO. Tim says, “Adaptive sports have been my life since my injury, so I want to do what I can do to make sure others have the same opportunities.”