Sandra Graf

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The women's wheelchair race at the 2011 London marathon (left to right: Sandra Graf, Shelly Woods, Tatyana McFadden, Amanda McGrory).

Sandra Graf (born 9 December 1969)[1] is a Swiss wheelchair athlete. Graf competes in wheelchair races of a variety of distances. She has twice put her career on hold to have children. In 2003 a lung embolism set back her training and kept her from competing in the marathon and 5000 meter distances, although she still competed in the 800 and 1500 meter races.[2] In 2008, during her first London Marathon wheelchair race, she both won the race over American Amanda McGrory and Briton Shelly Woods and set a new course record of 1:48:04.[3] She has competed in athletics at the Summer Paralympics three times, from 2000 to 2008, and won a bronze medal in the marathon at the 2008 Beijing Games.

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  1. ^ "Athlete Biography: Graf, Sandra". The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. 2008. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 
  2. ^ "Switzerland's Top Wheelchair Athletes". Credit Suisse. 2003-08-25. Retrieved 2009-05-16. 
  3. ^ "Flora London Elite Wheelchair Marathon 2008 Results". Huliq News. Retrieved 2009-05-16. 

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