PR: Marathon - 2:31:48 (2011)
Current Residence: Oakland Township, Mich.
Hometown: Hilbert, Wisc.
College: UW-Milwaukee '99
Coach: Keith & Kevin Hanson
2013 USA 25 km champion (1:25:52)
2011 USA 25 km runner-up (1:28:38)
2010 USA 25 km bronze medalist (1:30:08)
Two-time member of World Half Marathon team
McMahan started running the 400m in second grade, she moved up to the 800m at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she was a conference champion, but it was her 2005 move to the longer distances where McMahan found her true talent. Within one year of racing longer than 800m, McMahan donned the USA singlet to race at the 2005 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships. Since then McMahan has run at the 2008 World Half Marathon Championships, and she is the only athlete besides Deena Kastor who finished in the top ten at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in both 2008 and 2012. In 2013 McMahan claimed her first USA Championship in the 25km, clocking a time of 1:25:52 to finally earn her a gold. McMahan gave birth to her daughter Elizabeth in 2009.
2014: 17th at Houson US Half Marathon Championships (1:14:16); 17th at Washington Cherry Blossom (55:36); 2nd at Grand Rapids Fifth Third River Bank Run (1:27:18); 3rd at Duluth Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon (1:11:48)
2013: 18th at World Outdoors marathon (2:39:52); 1st at Frankenmuth 20 km (1:12:17); 1st at USA 25 km (1:25:52)
2012: 9th at Chicago Marathon (2:32:11); 8th at USA 10 mile (56:29); 31st at USA half marathon (1:17:20); 4th at USA 25 km (1:26:29); 9th at Olympic Trials marathon (2:32:16)
2011: 5th at USA 10 mile (55:52); 3rd at Grandma’s marathon (2:31:48); 2nd at USA 25 km (1:28:38); 1st at Virginia Beach half marathon (1:14:23)
2010: 17th at Chicago Marathon (2:36:01); 3rd at USA 25 km (1:30:07)
2008: 24th at World half marathon (1:15:14); 5th at USA 20 km (1:09:33); 8th at Olympic Trials marathon (2:35:02); 8th at USA half marathon (1:13:10)
2007: 19th at USA 10 km (34:23); 8th at USA 20 km (1:11:25); 10th at USA marathon (2:43:56)
2006: 23rd at Chicago marathon (2:43:27); 9th at USA 10 mile (59:21); 10th at USA 25 km (1:32:39)
2005: 48th at World half marathon (1:18:44); 9th at USA 20 km (1:13:31)
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2014 : Outdoor bests - 10 mile road (55:36); Half-Marathon (1:11:48); 25 km road (1:27:18)
2013: Outdoor bests - Marathon, 2:39.52 (No. 34 in the USA)