Lee McConnell

Lee McConnell ( born October 9, 1978 in Glasgow ) is a British athlete who is successful in both the 400 -meter run as well as in the 400 - meter hurdles.

She began her career as a high jumper, but switched to the final 400 - meter track, when she finished 14th in their discipline at the Universiade in 1999, but in the 4 x 400 - meter relay team won bronze. In the Universiade 2001, she was sixth over 400 meters, with the season they won silver. At the 2001 World Championships in Edmonton, she was in 3:26,94 min Fifth with the British relay.

In 2002 she improved her personal best over 400 yards multiple times. At the Commonwealth Games in Manchester she won in 51.68 s silver over 400 meters behind Aliann Pompey from Guyana and finished with the Scottish relay race in fourth place. At the European Championships in Munich, she won bronze in 51.02 s behind Olesja Sykina and Grit Breuer and was with the British Fourth relay.

At the 2003 World Championships in Paris / Saint- Denis McConnell was in the 400 - meter dash in 51.07 seconds and seventh of the season came in sixth place. At the 2004 Olympics in Athens, she was eliminated over 400 meters in the semifinals. The British relay with Donna Fraser, Catherine Murphy, Christine Ohuruogu and McConnell ran into 3:25,22 min to fourth place.

In Madrid, the British relay race won at the European Indoor Championships 2005 in Cast Melanie Purkiss, Fraser, Murphy and McConnell in 3:29,81 min bronze behind Russia (the one with 3:28,00 min an indoor world record ) and Poland. At the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki McConnell resigned over 400 yards again in the semifinals. The British relay in the cast McConnell, Fraser, Nicola Sanders and Ohuruogu ran 3:24,44 min and won bronze behind Russia and Jamaica, with five hundredths of a second ahead of the Poles.

At the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne McConnell stepped up to the 400 - meter hurdles. Behind the unchallenged winning Jana Pittman fought three runners to the other two medals. Won silver Tasha Danvers -Smith ( ENG) in 55.17 s before McConnell in 55.25 s and Nicola Sanders ( ENG) in 55.32 s At the European Championships 2006 in Gothenburg McConnell failed in the semifinals of the 400 - meter hurdles race and was with the British Fourth relay.

At the European Indoor Championships in 2007 in Birmingham, the British relay won in the cast Emma Duck, Sanders, Kim Wall and McConnell in 3:28,69 min bronze behind Belarus and Russia. In the 400 - meter sprint at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka McConnell eliminated in the 400-meter semifinals, while their rural women Ohuruogu and Sanders won gold and silver. In the relay, put the cast Ohuruogu, Marilyn Okoro, McConnell and Sanders 3:20,04 min with a national record, winning bronze.

2008 McConnell moved firmly onto the 400-meter flat track. She took part in the Olympic Games in Beijing, but bowed out of. At the World Championships 2009, she was with the Fourth Season. The same place erlief the British relay at the World Indoor Championships in 2010. Outdoors, however, the British women won the bronze medal at the European Championships in Barcelona.

At the European Indoor Championships 2011, McConnell won the silver medal in the relay. At the World Championships in Daegu she reached the semifinals in a single run and was with the Fourth Season. In 2012 she was. At the European Championships in Helsinki fifth in the 400 -meter run and fourth in the 4 x 400 - meter relay At the Olympic Games in London, she reached the semifinals and in the relay competition British women were fifth.

Lee McConnell is 1,78 m tall and weighs 64 kg. She graduated in 2000 studying sports science at Loughborough University from.


  • 200 m: 23.16 s, 31 May 2008 Geneva
  • 400 m: 50.82 s, September 20, 2002 Madrid
  • 400m hurdles: 55.25 s, 23 March 2006 Melbourne
  • High Jump: 1.88m, August 19, 2000, Bedford