Amanda McGrory

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Amanda McGrory
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Amanda McGrory - University of Illinois Senior Portrait
Personal information
Nationality American
Born (1986-06-09) June 9, 1986 (age 30)
Residence Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Sport Running
College team University of Illinois - Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Track & Field

Amanda McGrory (born June 9, 1986)[1] is an American wheelchair athlete.


McGrory earned four medals during the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, China: gold in the 5000 meters, silver in the marathon, and bronze in both the 800 meters and the 4×100 meter relay. She won both the 2009 London and 2006 New York Marathon wheelchair races.

Selected results[edit]

The women's wheelchair race at the 2011 London marathon (left to right: Sandra Graf, Shelly Woods, Tatyana McFadden, and Amanda McGrory.)
  • 2011: First Place- New York City Marathon
  • 2011: First Place- London Marathon
  • 2009: First Place- London Marathon
  • 2009: First place- Grandma's Marathon
  • 2008: Gold medal, 5000m T54; silver medal, Marathon T54; bronze medal, 800m T53; bronze medal, Women's 4 x 100m relay T53/T54 - Paralympic Games, Beijing, China
  • 2007: First place (5000m), second place (400m), third place (800m) - Meet in the Heat, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2007: Third place, 1500m - Boiling Point Wheelchair Track Classic, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • 2007: Third place, 800m - U.S. Paralympics Track & Field National Championships, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2007: First place - Open Women’s Division of the Shepherd Center Wheelchair Division of the AJC Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, Georgia with the time of 23:11:05.
  • 2006: Gold medal (800m), silver medal (400m) - IPC Athletics World Championships, Assen,Netherlands
  • 2006: First place - ING New York City Marathon, New York City, NY.
  • 2006: Visa Paralympic World Cup, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • 2005: Represented the USA at the Jr. Pan-Am Games in Windsor, Ontario
  • 2003, 2004: Traveled to Australia as a member of the USA Jr. Team


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