Name: Kelsey LeFevour
Sport: Track and Field
Discipline(s): Track and Field
Event(s): 100m, 400m, 800m
Height: 4-3
Weight: 83
DOB: 7/8/1989
Birthplace: Chicago, Ill.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
High School: Resurrection High School (Chicago, Illinois) ‘07
College: University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign, Media Studies ’11; University of Illinois (Urbana, Illinois), Recreation, Sport, and Tourism ‘14
Team/Club: University of Illinois
Coach(es): Adam Bleakney
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2016)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, 7th (100m)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2017 – 5th (200m), 6th (100m), 9th (400m)
  • Years of Participation: 2013, 2015, 2017
  • Top Finish: 5th – 2017 (200m)
Personal: Daughter of Brian Lefevour and Karen Allabastro…Has one younger sister, Grace…Currently completing her PhD at the University of Illinois…Born with spinal deformities scoliosis, kyphosis and diastematomyelia…Had never participated in competitive wheelchair racing until enrolling at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2007…Began wheelchair sports to help build her confidence and self-esteem…Hobbies include skiing, playing with her dog and listening to country music.