Cory McGee

Birthday: 05/29/92 Mile PR: 4:18.11 - 2023
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 3:57.44 - 2024
High School: Pass Christian HS '10
Hometown: Pass Christian, MS
College: University of Florida '14
Current Residence: Boulder, CO

Cory McGee, in late June at the 2024 Olympic Trials, finished fifth in 3:57.44, a PR by almost 3 seconds, in the greatest U.S. women's 1500 ever. On July 12, she shattered the 40-year-old U.S. women's 2000m record, breaking the beam in 5:28.78 and finishing 4th at the Meeting Herculis EBS in Monaco.

She placed second in the 2023 Bislett Games Dream Mile, clocking a personal record of 4:18.11, #4 U.S. woman all-time (#3 outdoors), and in July, she finished third in the USA 1500m Championships, 4:03.48, to earn a berth to the World Championships in Budapest this August (where she finished 10th).

In 2022, Cory finished USA 1500m runner-up in 4:04.52 to earn her second Team USA World Championship spot, and at the World Championships in Eugene, she placed 10th in 4:03.70.

On a warm evening at Hayward Field, she also 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.

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!

FUN FACT: In 2019, Cory clocked the most track sub-4:30s with four (4).



Talented Team USA 1500 women ready for World Championships

July 13, 2022

Sinclaire Johnson and two 2020 Olympians Cory McGee and Elle St. Pierre have medal hopes in Eugene

By Malissa Rodenburg, Women's Running

In the United States and beyond, the 1500 meter distance is a notoriously competitive event. And among the U.S. women, the depth of talent meant that the...

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How Cory McGee went from Pass Christian to Tokyo Olympics

July 26, 2021

"Perhaps it’s a good thing as a first-time Olympian. You create a situation that’s not as overwhelming. It feels like any other meet you’ve ever run in."

By Patrick Magee, Sun Herald

Unlike most athletes who will be competing in Tokyo, Pass Christian native Cory McGee had in-person exposure...

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Elle Purrier St. Pierre Dominates U.S. Olympic Trials 1500m

June 21, 2021

Cory McGee, Heather MacLean also set personal records to earn Team USA berths to Tokyo

By Taylor Dutch, Runner's World

Leading wire-to-wire, Elle Purrier St. Pierre convincingly won the women’s 1500 meters at the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials on Monday in Eugene, Oregon. At the new,...

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The Best Mile Moments of 2020

December 22, 2020

Longstanding women’s U.S. indoor Mile record shattered; 11th U.S. high schooler sub-4; two outdoor Masters age group world records; COVID-19 causes cancelled events, limited racing year

By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile

The main storyline of 2020 was obviously the COVID-19 pandemic and its...

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Cory McGee smashes Indiana state Mile record, sets personal record

July 25, 2020

A record three U.S. women sub-4:24 same race plus three men sub-4 at special Team Boss event

By Erik Boal, DyeStat Editor

Cory McGee, Dani Jones and Emma Coburn took advantage of racing at sea level for the first time outdoors this year and achieved history by becoming the first American...

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Pride of Pass Christian, Cory McGee, eyes 2020 Tokyo Olympic berth

November 15, 2019

"This has been my best year yet so my trajectory is good. And I’m still getting better."

By Karen Abernathy, WLOX

PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. - Cory McGee is one of the best 1500 meter runners in the country and her sights are now set on the U.S. Olympic team. We caught up with the South...

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McGee, Thompson Win Aetna Falmouth Elite Mile

August 17, 2019

24th edition awards $16,000 prize purse; fourth stop on the BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2019 presented by Running Warehouse

By Barbara Huebner for Falmouth Road Race

FALMOUTH, Mass. – On a picture perfect Saturday evening on Cape Cod, Josh Thompson and Cory McGee kicked their way to victories in the...

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McGee, O’Hare sprint to wins at 6th Sir Walter Miler

August 02, 2019

Two women go sub-4:30, eight men clock sub-4 minutes in the rain

By Pat Price, Sir Walter Running

RALEIGH, N.C. – After an hour weather delay on Friday evening, in steady rain, the Meredith College track and Sir Walter Miler atmosphere delivered yet again. In the women’s race, a sprint finish...

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Brenda Martinez’s USATF Indoor Championships title made all the sweeter after career’s rocky star

March 14, 2016

Martinez's first national title win in 4:08.37 was a breakthrough moment, a victory that validated her sacrifices to start her pro career and broke the spell of second place that stuck with her career since the 2009 NCAA championships.

By Andrew Greif, The Oregonian

The prevailing sentiment...

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Meet Cory McGee FLR 16 Celebrity Guest

September 25, 2015

My advice for any younger athlete is to never hesitate to love what they do... be committed and surround yourself with people who love your passion.

By Todd Grasley, MileSplit

This year we are honored to have former Florida Gator and New Balance professional Cory McGee as our celebrity guest...

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Eat Like an Elite: Cory McGee

August 12, 2015

Southern cooking rules in the diet of this Miler.

By Cory McGee, Running Times

In 2013, while she was an undergraduate at the University of Florida, Cory McGee ran her 1500m PR of 4:06.67. That was the same year she made the U.S. team for the IAAF World Championships in Moscow. Now training...

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Miler McGee nearing return to Gators

September 10, 2013

“I just hope to bring back some of the things I learned this summer.”

By Gordon Streisand, Alligator

Cory McGee is trying to catch her breath as she prepares for the cross country season.

This summer, McGee (right, PhotoRun) ran for the Gators track and field team, participated at the USA...

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5 Minutes with Cory McGee

July 17, 2013

The Florida senior-to-be talks about making the U.S. team headed to Moscow for the World Championships

By John A. Kissane, Running Times

Cory McGee got started running alongside her father, Jim, at age 9 in Pass Christian, Miss. But her first taste of racing came a few years later, while the...

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Cory McGee Gets Standard, Headed to Moscow!

July 13, 2013

By Jason Byrne, MileSplit

The quest that started a month ago is now over. The University of Florida's Cory McGee earned her spot on the plane to represent the USA at the World Championships in Moscow next month.

It began at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa....

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