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Kerryn McCann

Full name: Kerryn Anne McCann (Hindmarsh-)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'4" (162 cm)
Weight: 104 lbs (47 kg)
Born: May 2, 1967 in Bulli, New South Wales, Australia
Died: December 8, 2008 in Coledale, New South Wales, Australia
Affiliations: Kembla Joggers, Wollongong
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Kerryn McCann competed in three Olympic marathons, but her biggest championships came in winning the Commonwealth Games marathon in both 2002 and 2006. She was a top campaigner on the international marathon circuit, placing fifth at London in 2000, third at Chicago in 2001, fourth at Osaka in 2002, and sixth at New York in 2002. McCann won her Commonwealth gold in 2006 by outsprinting Hellen Cherono (KEN) on the track of the Melbourne Cricket Grounds. It would be McCann's last marathon. Early in 2007, she was diagnosed with breast cancer while pregnant. She refused to begin chemotherapy treatment while pregnant, instead waiting until she delivered a healthy baby boy. She then began her chemo. Within in a year, cancer was also discovered in her liver and she died slightly over a year after her diagnosis.

Personal Best: Mar – 2-25:59 (2000).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Athletics Women's Marathon Australia AUS 28
2000 Summer 33 Sydney Athletics Women's Marathon Australia AUS 11
2004 Summer 37 Athina Athletics Women's Marathon Australia AUS 31

Women's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Athletics Australia Final Standings 28 2-36:41
2000 Summer 33 Sydney Athletics Australia Final Standings 11 2-28:37
2004 Summer 37 Athina Athletics Australia Final Standings 31 2-41:41