Aaron Brown, who attended Roden Public School, raced against Usain Bolt in the 200 metre semi-final, finishing ninth of the semi-finalists with a personal best. He missed the final by one spot. Bolt naturally went on to the final, where he took the gold.
See a post-race interviewwith Aaron Brown.
From the Canadian Olympic track and field team site:
“20-year old Aaron Brown raced to a new personal best of 20.42-seconds in the 200-metres semi finals just missing out on a spot in the final. ‘I was much more relaxed. It was great chasing Usain Bolt, he pulled me to a personal best.’ ”
In the August 9 Beach-Riverdale Mirror:
“Two years ago, Aaron Brown, who grew up in the area of Gerrard Street and Coxwell Avenue, was racing in the provincial high school track and field championships for Birchmount Collegiate…yesterday he was slated to race in the London Olympics…alongside Usain Bolt.”