Owen Miller, 20, began Athletics when he was 17 years old. Special Olympics has changed his life. Owen is now considered one of the top learning disabled runners in the country, as well as the world! Owen qualified at the National Summer Games in Leicester in 2009 (Gold in 1500m and 5000m, Silver in the 800m), to be part of Special Olympics World Summer Games Team, competing at 2011's largest sports event with 180 countries and 7000 athletes.
Owen returned from the Athens event with Gold in 1500m, Gold in 800m and Silver in the 4x400m. Owen first started on the track as a pupil at Woodmill High School where he competed in mainstream athletics. This led to National Scottish Disability Sports Track and Field Championships and invitations to compete at mainstream sports events, road races and Highland Games. Owen was 2010's Disability Sport Fife's Disability Athlete of the Year. In September 2011 he participated at Sainsbury's UK School Games with 1600 other young people and brought home Gold in 1500m. One month later, he was invited to represent Great Britain again, but this time at the prestigious INAS Global Games in Italy, a qualifier for the Paralympics. His personal best for the 800m is 2:04.26, making him British Number One in Disability Sport. When Owen isn't training six days a week with Special Olympics or as a member of the Dunfermline and West Fife Athletics Club, he just graduated from Carnegie College at Dunfermline in hospitality and would love to work. Otherwise he can be found on his Xbox! CR