Lee McRae
Personal information
Nationality United States
Born (1966-01-17) January 17, 1966 (age 58)
Pembroke, North Carolina
SportTrack & Field
College teamPittsburgh Panthers
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Representing the  United States
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1987 Rome 4×100 m relay
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1987 Indianapolis 100 metres
Gold medal – first place 1987 Indianapolis 4×100 m relay
World Indoor Championships
Gold medal – first place 1987 Indianapolis 60 metres
Summer Universiade
Gold medal – first place 1987 Zagreb 100 metres

Lee McRae (born January 23, 1966) is a retired track and field athlete from the United States who won the gold medal in the men's 100 metres at the 1987 Pan American Games. Lee won three consecutive NCAA indoor national championships (1986–1988) in the 55 meters and the 1986 NCAA Outdoor National Championship in the 100 meters while at the University of Pittsburgh. As a sophomore at Pitt in 1986, he broke Carl Lewis's 55 meter indoor world record by finishing in 6.00 seconds.[1]

A native of Pembroke, North Carolina, McRae attended West Robeson High School.[2]

He was a very fast starter; this ability enabled him to win major titles indoors and as a first leg runner in the U.S 4 × 100 m relay team.

Personal bests


  1. ^ Hersch, Hank (1987-05-18). "Number one at the gun". Sports Illustrated. 66 (20). New York, NY: Time, Inc: 64–65. Retrieved 2011-04-17.
  2. ^ Locklear, Mark (23 February 2009). "Lee McRae former "Rams" running back".