7 wheelchair racers in the middle of a race

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COACH HIGHLIGHT: Adam Bleakney

Adam Bleakney conferring with Tatyana McFadden, both in racing wheelchairs

During his six years as head coach, Adam’s athletes have consistently proven themselves among the world’s best. In both the ’08 Beijing Paralympics and the ’11 World Championships, Illini athletes won nearly half of all the medals won by the U.S. Track and Field team. On the road, his athletes have won many of the world’s most prestigious races, including the London Marathon, NY City Marathon, Chicago Marathon and Paris Marathon.

2019-2020 MEN'S & WOMEN'S WHEELCHAIR TRACK TEAM

group of 20 people in racing wheelchairs on a lawn on the Illinois campus