| Aug 25, 2012
| 11:49 AM
Maybe you've seen the ads. They've been all over TV and in magazines like Time and Sports Illustrated. There is U.S. Paralympian Tatyana McFadden in her sleek titanium racing wheelchair, hunched over in mid-push, shoulder muscles rippling, a look of...
| 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 13, 2012
| 5:13 PM
From one track to another, 11 years later.
A horrific crash on September 15th, 2001 in Germany cost Italian Formula 1 driver Alex Zanardi both of his legs, amputated below the knee.
Doctors say Zanardi shouldn't have even survived the wreck. But just...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 11:40 AM
There is no doubt when and where the next Olympics in the United States should be.
Denver and its region have everything they need to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.
Much more, in fact, than the city and region could...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 4:35 PM
The 2012 District 230 Legacy Hall Dinner had a rock and roll atmosphere to it. The usually stately event inducted three members of the longtime …...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 4:35 PM
I saw this make the rounds recently and thought I'd share. A few quick Internet searches led me to the website of Josh Sundquist, a U.S. Paralympic skier, author and motivational speaker who lost his left leg to cancer when he was a child. If you ever...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 4:34 PM
With all due respect to the folks at The Chain Gang blog, you don't always need the use of your legs to go fast on a bike. Just ask Scott Rimmer,who discovered handcycling while rehabbing from a catastrophic dirt-biking accident in 2003 that left him a...
| Jul 26, 2010
| 4:36 PM
The London 2012 Olympic Stadium as it looked earlier this month. (Associated Press / Kirsty Wigglesworth) By Philip Hersh Tuesday marks two years to go to the July 27, 2012 opening of the London Summer Olympics. To the man running......