Rheed McCracken is a para track athlete who has competed and won medals at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

The NSWIS athlete won a silver medal at both Games in the men’s 100m, a bronze at the London 2012 games in the men’s 200m as well as a bronze at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in the men’s 800m.

Rheed, who is based in Newcastle, has won multiple world championship medals, including back to back silver in the 100m at the 2017 and 2019 IPC World Athletics Championships. He set a new world record time of 14.93 in the 100m T34 at the 2017 Swiss National Championships – a record he then broke the following year at the 2018 World Para-athletics Nottwil Grand Prix, crossing the line in 14.80.

Rheed will return to the Paralympic arena for the Tokyo 2020 games where he is hopeful of winning his first Paralympic gold medal.