Markeith grew up in Baltimore, Maryland with a rare eye disorder called optic nerve atrophy. Although not completely blind, Markeith is visually impaired. He has always loved sports, and his impairment did not stand in the way of playing tee ball, soccer, basketball, and martial arts. Markeith found his true passion in track and field. He placed 8th in the 400m and 6th in long jump at the 2012 London Paralympics. He then placed 5th in the 400m at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. After two Paralympic appearances, Markeith has made it his goal to reach a third Paralympics.
Chula Vista, CA