Formerly a keen ballet dancer, Libby took up athletics aged 10, first competing in middle distance and cross country running before taking up sprinting.

She joined the Macclesfield Harriers Athletics Club in 1999, bursting onto the international scene aged 16 at the 2006 World Championships in Assen, the Netherlands, when she won a silver medal in the T12 200m.

In 2008 she was awarded third place in the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year.



Libby made her Paralympic debut in Beijing in 2008, winning a silver medal in the T12 100m.

At London 2012, Libby won her T12 100m heat in a world record time of 12.17 seconds to qualify for the semi-finals. In the final, Libby ran a time of 12.13 to set a new personal best and take the silver medal.

Libby began working with guide runner Chris Clarke in February 2016 and the pair claimed T11 100m and 200m gold at Rio 2016. 



2016 Rio Paralympic Games, Brazil

T11 200m: Gold

T11 100m: Gold

2013 IPC Athletics World Championships, Lyon, France

T12 100m: Sliver

T12 200m: Sliver

2012 London Paralympic Games

T12 100m: Sliver

2008 Beijing Paralympic Games, China

T12 100m: Sliver



In 2020, Libby took part in ITV's Dancing on Ice.  Her partner Mark Hanretty was initially nervous competing with a visually impaired celebrity, but they found clever audible ways to train.

Together Libby and Mark reached the finals, and came an impressive 3rd place overall!

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