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Amanda McGrory

Paralympics

McGrory
  • 2008
  • 2012
Name: Amanda McGrory
Sport: Para Track and Field
Event: 800m, 1500m, 5000m, Marathon
Current Residence: Champaign, Ill.
College: University of Illinois-Champaign, '10, Psychology

Paralympic Experience:
  • 2012 Paralympic Games - 4th (marathon), 7th (800m, 1500m, 5000m)
  • 2008 Paralympic Games - gold (5000m), silver (marathon), bronze (800m)
Career Highlights:
  • 2012: Paris Marathon, first place
  • 2011: ING New York City Marathon, first place
  • 2011: Virginia London Marathon, first place and course record
  • 2011: Paris Marathon, first place and course record
  • 2011: IPC Athletics World Championships, gold (800m, 500m), bronze (400m, marathon)
  • 2010: U.S. Paralympic Track and Field Nationals, gold (800m, 500m), silver (400m)
  • 2010: Bank of America Chicago Marathon, first place
  • 2009: Grandma's Marathon, first place
  • 2007: Meet in the Heat, gold (5000m), silver (400m), bronze (800m)
  • 2007: Boiling Point Wheelchair Track Classic, bronze (1500m)
  • 2007: U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Championship, bronze (800m)
  • 2006: IPC Athletics World Championship, gold (800m), silver (400m)
  • 2006: ING New York City Marathon, first place
  • 2006: Visa Paralympic World Cup
  • 2005: Junior Parapan American Games

Fun Facts: McGrory started out playing basketball before moving to track and field... Competed in both sports at the University of Illinois... 2010 graduate of University of Illinois with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology... still lives in Champaign, Ill. where she continues to train and work part time.

Learn more: 
US Para Track and Field



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