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  • Campus’s history of support of disabled paved way for ADA

    U. of I. graduate Tatyana McFadden pushes herself hard during a workout at the campus Paralympic training facility, one of many campus amenities available for students and athletes with disabilities. McFadden, born with spina bifida and paralyzed from the waist down, in 2013 became the first athlete to win four major marathons in a single year, taking the womens wheelchair division at London, Boston, Chicago and New York City, and repeated the feat in 2014.

    Force of nature
    U. of I. graduate Tatyana McFadden pushes herself hard during a workout at the campus Paralympic training facility, one of many campus amenities available for students and athletes with disabilities. McFadden, born with spina bifida and paralyzed from the waist down, in 2013 became the first athlete to win four major marathons in a single year, taking the women’s wheelchair division at London, Boston, Chicago and New York City, and repeated the feat in 2014.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • News Bureau Social Sciences Editor Craig Chamberlain contributed to this story.