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Chelsea McClammer

Track and Field

  • 2008
Name: Chelsea McClammer
Height: 5-5
Weight: 110
Classification: T53
DOB: 3/1/1994
Hometown: Richland, Washington
Current Residence: Champaign, Illinois
College: University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign '17, Human Development and Family Studies

Career Highlights:

  • 2015: IPC Athletics World Championships, bronze (5000m); U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Championships, 1st (800m), 2nd (400m, 5000m), 3rd (1500m); Parapan Am Games, 1st (400m, 800m)
  • 2014: Indianapolis Mini Marathon, 1st;  Chicago Marathon, 4thNew York City Marathon, 9th;
  • 2013: IPC World Championships, 3rd (200m)
  • 2011: Parapan American Games, 1st (5000m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 1500m), bronze (800m); IPC Athletics World Championships Team Member
  • 2010: Track & Field National Championships, 3rd (200m) 4th (100m)
  • 2008: U.S. Paralympic Team member; International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Race, 2nd, (5,000m); Spring Dash,1st (8K Road Race); Bloomsday Road Race, 1st, (12K Road Race);
  • 2007: Divisional NJDC, 1st (100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and 1,500m) 

Personal: Daughter of Rebecca Bowie and Charles McClammer, Chelsea grew up playing basketball, tennis and track even after incurring a spinal injury after a car accident at the age of six. She never let injury define her and at age 14, went on to become the youngest member of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic U.S. Track and Field team after joining the national team two years prior. Studying Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, Chelsea’s dream is to move back to Seattle and work at the hospital she went through rehab at after her accident, Seattle Children’s Hospital, to be a children’s rehab counselor.

Twitter: @ChelseaMMcC

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