Debbie Miller Brown

1984 Inductee – Athlete, Athletics

Debbie Miller BrownDebbie began to set records on the track in high school, which was an early indication of her future successes. Her greatest personal goal was to compete in the Olympics, which was realized in 1968 when she was 17 years old with the help from Brantford locals who fundraised to cover the costs of her trip. She was ranked eighth in the world and was awarded a Medal of Excellence in Sports from Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.

View the interview with Debbie Miller Brown.


    Race Shoes

    These race shoes were worn by Debbie Miller Brown. At only 17, she went to the 1968 Mexico Olympic Games. Her running shoes were her most important piece of equipment which helped on her journey to become the eighth ranked runner in the world.
    You can view this artefact on display at the Brantford and Area Sports Hall of Recognition.