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Tatyana McFadden competing in the 2009 Paralympic World Cup
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McFadden Takes Another Chicago Marathon

University of Illinois graduate Tatyana McFadden has won the women's wheelchair division of the Chicago Marathon for the seventh time, finishing the race in 1:42:28. McFadden had a quick turnaround after her successful run at the Paralympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was also her fifth consecutive win in Chicago as she pursues another marathon 'grand slam' (Chicago, New York, Boston, and London.) 

Tim Nugent
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New Documentary ‘The Game Changer’ Examines Accessibility Pioneer Nugent’s Early Efforts

When Tim Nugent came home from World War Two – little did he know his efforts to help wounded veterans in the late 40’s at the University of Illinois' former Galesburg campus would later make him the ‘Father of Accessibility’ in Champaign-Urbana, and for college students all over. The new Big Ten Network documentary "The Game Changer" includes film footage from the 1950's, telling the story of how Nugent began his efforts.

The U of I's Josh George, winner of Chicago Marathons in 2003, 2004, 2006, and 2014.
Josh George

U Of I Athlete George Talks Sunday Event In Champaign, Growing Popularity Of Paralympians

With all the attention on the Summer Olympics in Rio, some may not know that more events will be held in the city about three weeks from now.  Seven athletes from the University of Illinois are currently competing there, but seventeen others with connections to the Urbana campus are prepping for the Paralympics, starting September 7.  There's a chance to meet these athletes in downtown Champaign Sunday, including 4-time medialist Josh George.

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