| Aug 29, 2012
| 6:46 PM
For the first time in her memory, Jessica Long dreaded swimming.
With high school coming to an end, her friends cut loose -- bonfires, movie nights. It all sounded so fun and Long, a seven-time Paralympic gold medalist, had to skip out so she could hit...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 2:38 PM
Chicago cyclist Greta Neimanas finished seventh Thursday in the 3,000-meter individual pursuit, her first race at the 2012 Paralympics.
"Didn't have the race I wanted or that I can do," she tweeted. "Sometimes it happens. On to the next day & next...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 12:09 PM
University of Illinois freshman Raymond Martin won his second Paralympics gold medal Monday afternoon.
Martin rolled to victory in the wheelchair 400 at London’s Olympic Stadium with a time of 58.54 seconds. Tomoya Ito of Japan was second in 1:00....
| Sep 4, 2012
| 9:26 AM
Tatyana McFadden, a junior at the University of Illinois and two-time Chicago Marathon wheelchair winner, has added a first Paralympic gold medal to an already impressive career resume.
McFadden romped to victory in the 400 meters Monday at London’...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 7:00 PM
Tatyana McFadden is 2-for-2 in her drive for five.
The University of Illinois junior won Wednesday's wheelchair 800 meters at the Paralympic Games in London.
McFadden led from start to finish in a time of 1 minute, 47.01 seconds. Edith Wolf of...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 7:09 AM
Greta Neimanas was bummed about coming home from the Paralympics that ended Sunday in London without a medal.
It was even more disappointing for the road and track cyclist from Chicago that she came so close – fourth in the road time trial,...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 4:30 PM
Erin Michael ran the relay race in the Baltimore Running Festival last year and saw a few disabled racers — but thought there could be more.
The 29-year-old therapist at Kennedy Krieger Institute encouraged and then helped train nine patients who...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 12:42 PM
Daniel Romanchuk gives you a blank stare when you try and explain to him why he is an inspiration. He looks confused — why would anybody care to see him race, legs tucked under him, neck crammed forward, and be inspired? He's just a kid who likes to...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 12:43 PM
The moving truck pulls around the loop next to the boat ramp of Centennial Lake, backing up to the water while trying to avoid wheelchairs and bikes. Eight men clamber out of the vehicle and quickly begin to set up metal barriers, tents and ramps...
| Jul 8, 2012
LONDON — If you're at all familiar with London — the city of congestion, crowded byways, skinny streets — you may be trying to imagine how in the world the city will cope with moving its Olympics visitors from Point A to Point B.
| Jul 12, 2012
| 9:10 AM
Jessica Long has had to overcome obstacles all of her life. The field she had to beat out to win an ESPY on Wednesday night for the Best Female Athlete with a Disability was a tough one, filled with some remarkable athletes.
Long, who had to have her...