Name: Kelsey LeFevour
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 100-meter, 400-meter, 800-meter
Classification: T53
Height: 4-3
DOB: 7/8/1989
Birthplace: Chicago, Ill.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
High School: Resurrection High School (Chicago, Illinois) ‘07
College: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign ’11, Media Studies; University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign ‘14, Recreation, Sport, and Tourism; University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign ‘20, Sport Management (PhD) ‘20
Coach(es): Adam Bleakney
Paralympic Experience
  • Two-time Paralympian (2016, 2020)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, 8th (100-meter), No Result (400-meter)
  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, 7th (100-meter), 12th (400-meter), 13th (800-meter)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – 7th (100-meter), heats (400-meter)
  • Years of participation: 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019
  • Top Finish: 5th – 2017 (200-meter)
Personal: Daughter of Brian Lefevour and Karen Allabastro...Has one younger sister, Grace...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...Researching the transition of elite athletes and retirement from sport in her PhD program at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. ...Hobbies include skiing, playing with her dog and listening to country music...She enjoys reading, photography, live music, travel.