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), bronze (4x100m relay)
Career Highlights:
  • 2012: Paris Marathon, first place
  • 2011: ING New York City Marathon, 1st; Virginia London Marathon, 1st (course record); Paris Marathon, 1st (course record); IPC Athletics World Championships, gold (800m, 500m), bronze (400m, marathon);
  • 2010: U.S. Paralympic Track and Field Nationals, gold (800m, 500m), silver (400m); Bank of America Chicago Marathon, 1st;
  • 2009: Grandma's Marathon, first place;
  • 2007: Meet in the Heat, gold (5000m), silver (400m), bronze (800m); Boiling Point Wheelchair Track Classic, bronze (1500m); U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Championship, bronze (800m);
  • 2006: IPC Athletics World Championship, gold (800m), silver (400m); ING New York City Marathon, first place; Visa Paralympic World Cup;
  • 2005: Junior Parapan American Games

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

Learn more: 
US Para Track and Field