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Cory McGee

Professional Runner

Image © Aric Van Halen

Cory McGee is an American middle-distance runner from Pass Christian, Mississippi. She grew up with three sisters: Shannon, Devin and Regen. They were her first running companions and created her high school cross-country team. While at Pass Christian High School, Cory was a 22-time Mississippi high school track and field state champion and two-time national champion.

She attended the University of Florida (UF) and was a six-time SEC champion as well as a two-time NCAA runner-up. Cory studied political science and political leadership at UF. In 2013, she finished third in the 1500-meter event at the USA Outdoor National Championships and represented the U.S. in Moscow at the World Outdoor Championships. In 2014, Cory signed a contract to represent New Balance, and she has worked with Garmin since 2020.

Cory represented the U.S. in the 2015 Pan American Games and 2016 World Indoor Championships. She currently trains in Boulder, Colorado, with Team Boss and is coached by Joe Bosshard.


TWO-TIME TEAM USA MEMBER

4:03.6 1500-METER PR

4:21 MILE PR

2:00.1 800-METER PR

Image © Aric Van Halen

PET

My family has always had Boxer dogs. Our current Boxer is Beaux McGee.

FAVORITE DISH

Country fried steak with a Dr. Pepper

FAVORITE BOOK

“The Missing Piece” by Shel Silverstein

KID GOALS

I have dreamed of being a professional runner since sixth grade. Before that, I wanted to be a dolphin trainer.

FAVORITE SNACK

Carrots or Sour Patch Kids

MANTRA

On the starting line, I always tell myself, “You have worked as hard as everyone else here.” That helps calm my nerves and keep me centered.

FAVORITE MOVIE

“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”

FUN FACT

My first race was in Cairo, Egypt, while attending middle school at the American Community Schools of Athens, Greece.

CORY’S RUNNING PARTNER

Forerunner® 245 Music

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