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Aaron Brown loses luggage on trip to Hungary

Canadian sprint legend Brown went shopping for Nike gear after his luggage disappeared en route to a track meet

Photo by: Kevin Morris

Two-time Canadian Olympic medallist Aaron Brown was stuck in a travel debacle this weekend. The athlete took to social media on the weekend to share about his “trip from hell” as he purchased new training gear in case his luggage didn’t arrive before his track meet.

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Brown is one of four members (along with Jerome Blake, Brendon Rodney, and Andre De Grasse ) of the Canadian 4x100m team that brought home gold and set a new national record time at the recent World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Ore. Brown was travelling to Hungary for the Gyulai Istvan Memorial meet on Monday, in the city of Szekesfehervar.

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After cancelled flights due to weather delays and missed connections, and over 24 hours stranded in an airport, Brown took to Instagram to share how he was still managing to prepare for his meet. Later, in his hotel room, he clarified a few misunderstandings that had risen after his initial post.

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“I love Nike, that’s my sponsor, I’ve only worn Nike my entire career. I just meant I hate buying it because I get it for free,” Brown explained. “I’ve still got a job to do so I’m going to lock in and focus on that. What’s a missing bag when you’ve dealt with slipped blocks at world championships?”

Photo: Kevin Morris

Brown alleviated any concern his fans had about his ability to race when he revealed his carry-on bag, and said, “I always travel with my carry-on bag with my uniform, spikes and shoes and underwear and socks, so business as usual.”

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