Amanda McGrory

Amanda McGrory USA

Amanda McGrory won the 2006 New York City Marathon in her first appearance at the event. In 2011, she set an event record (since eclipsed by Tatyana McFadden)—breaking the previous mark by more than two and a half minutes—en route to her second five-borough title. Also in 2011, she won the London and Paris marathons only one week apart and earned the bronze medal at the IPC Athletics World Championships Marathon.

McGrory competed in five events at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, taking home three medals. She won silver in the 1500 meters, followed by bronze in the 5000 meters two days later, and then another bronze in the marathon on the final day of competition.

McGrory opened her 2017 season with a photo-finish win at the Tokyo Marathon, breaking the tape in 1:43:27, and less than a month later she took second at the United Airlines NYC Half. She then collected silver medals in the 1500 meters and 5000 meters, as well as adding a bronze in the 800 meters, at the World Para Athletics Championships in London. She was the runner-up at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in October and third-place finisher at the TCS New York City Marathon in November.

A seven-time Paralympic medalist, McGrory is one of many top wheelchair athletes to have competed on the powerhouse track and field team at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. She recently finished an extended internship in the archives division at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee in Colorado Springs. McGrory has a rare condition called transverse myelitis, having developed paraplegia at age 5 after receiving an allergy shot that inflamed her spinal cord.

  • Date of Birth Jun 9, 1986
  • Age 33
  • Gender Female
  • Country USA
  • Residence Savoy, IL, USA

RACE HISTORY

Career Highlights

Year Event Time PLACE
2017 Tokyo Marathon 1:43:27 1st
2016   Rio Paralympic Marathon 1:38:45 3rd
 2015  IPC Athletics World Championships Marathon 1:46:25 3rd
 2011  London Marathon 1:46:31  1st
2008   Beijing Paralympic 5000m 12:29.07  1st

NYRR RACE HISTORY

Year Event Place Time
2019 2019 NYRR New York Mini 10K 3 0:26:04
2018 TCS New York City Marathon 2018 15 2:17:13
2018 2018 NYRR New York Mini 10K 3 0:24:28
2018 2018 United Airlines NYC Half 4 1:06:29
2017 TCS New York City Marathon 2017 3 1:53:11
2017 2017 United Airlines NYC Half 2 0:57:35
2016 TCS New York City Marathon 2016 3 1:53:15
2016 United Airlines NYC Half 2016 5 0:59:22
2015 TCS New York City Marathon 2015 7 1:59:40
2015 United Airlines NYC Half 2015 5 1:03:42
2014 TCS New York City Marathon 2014 4 1:52:40
2014 NYC Half 2014 3 1:00:35
2013 ING New York City Marathon 2013 4 2:05:06
2011 ING New York City Marathon 2011 1 1:50:24
2010 2010 ING New York City Marathon 3 2:09:42
2008 2008 ING New York City Marathon 2:11:25
2007 2007 ING New York City Marathon 1:56:09
2006 2006 ING New York City Marathon 1:54:17

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2017 United Airlines NYC Half

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