Tri-Cities Paralympic gold medalist Blake Leeper has been cleared to run

Kingsport Paralympian Blake Leeper has 2016 Olympic goals he things could lead to criticism from other athletes within the Olympic community.

KINGSPORT — Tri-Cities paralympic gold medalist and world record holder Blake Leeper tells News Channel 11 he can now compete following a two-year suspension by the U.S. anti-doping agency.

The sprinter from Church Hill says he will compete against able-bodied athletes in the 400-meter race at the U.S. track and field outdoor championships Thursday in Sacramento, California.

If he finishes in the top 6 of that race, he will be part of team USA for this year’s track and field *world championships.

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