Lee McRae

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Lee McRae
Personal information
Nationality  United States
Born (1966-01-23) January 23, 1966 (age 51)
Pembroke, North Carolina
Sport Track & Field
College team Pittsburgh Panthers

Lee McRae (born January 23, 1966) is a retired track and field athlete from the United States, who won the gold medal in the men's 100 metres at the 1987 Pan American Games. Lee won three consecutive NCAA indoor national championships (1986–1988) in the 55 meters and the 1986 NCAA Outdoor National Championship in the 100 meters while at the University of Pittsburgh. As a sophomore at Pitt in 1986, he broke Carl Lewis's 55 meter indoor world record by finishing in 6.00 seconds.[1]

A native of Pembroke, North Carolina, McRae attended West Robeson High School.[2]

He was a very fast starter this ability enabled him to win major titles indoors and as a first leg runner in the U.S 4×100 m relay team.

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  1. ^ Hersch, Hank (1987-05-18). "Number one at the gun". Sports Illustrated. New York, NY: Time, Inc. 66 (20): 64–65. Retrieved 2011-04-17. 
  2. ^ Locklear, Mark (23 February 2009). "Lee McRae former "Rams" running back".