Carrie chats with Olympian Cory McGee! They talk all about her Olympic journey and what it took to get there, her family and life growing up, alligators (yeah, seriously), loving the long distances, and so much more!
Recorded September 14, 2021
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Bio courtesy of Bring Back the Mile
Cory McGee, on a warm evening at Hayward Field, finished runner-up at the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials 1500 meters, running a near 3 second personal record of 4:00.67 to qualify for her first Olympic team, and in Tokyo, she finished 12th in the 1500m (4:05.50).
In 2020, McGee won the Team Boss Indiana Mile, clocking a personal and state record of 4:21.81; #8 U.S. woman all-time outdoors.
In 2019, she won the Sir Walter Miler in 4:27.87, and later in August, the Aetna Falmouth Elite Mile, running 4:29.51.
McGee set her then track Mile personal record at the BU Mini Meet #2 on December 16, 2017, clocking 4:27.67, the fastest women’s track Mile for that month.
Cory was the national runner-up at the 2016 USA Indoor 1500 meters, clocking 4:09.97 in Portland, OR and she finished third at the 2016 Morton Games Mile in 4:28.55, her first sub-4:30 (#66 U.S. woman).
At the 2013 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, she finished a surprising third in the 1500 meters and later qualified for the World Championships 1500 in Moscow. Also in 2013, the three-time All-American Florida Gator was NCAA 1500m runner-up and ran PRs for the Mile (4:32.10, Husky Classic indoors) and 1500 meters (4:10.55, Payton Jordan Invitational).
The two-time Mississippi Class 4A State champion at 800m & 1600m, McGee claimed the high school Mile title at the 2010 Millrose Games, and at Pass Christian HS, she won 22 state titles!