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Tatyana McFadden breaks NYC Marathon women's wheelchair course record

Anthony Souffle tribune news service
Paralympic Tatyana McFadden lifts her body weight during a recovery session after racing in the U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing National Championships, January 2014, at the National Ability Center in Park City, Utah. At right is teammate Beth Requist.

November 2, 2015

Daily Illini staff reportFor the third consecutive year, Tatyana McFadden swept four major marathons — London, Boston, Chicago and New York.The University alumna defeated the New York City Marathon women’s wheelchair course record on Sunday, with a time of 1 hour, 43 minutes, 4 seconds.McFadden...

Survivor Spotlight: Robin Kaler

Associate Chancellor Robin Kaler stands in front of the Alma Mater. When Alma changes outfits, Kaler is the one who dresses her up.

By Alice Smelyansky

October 16, 2014

Since her undergraduate days at the University, Robin Kaler has been a runner. What started with a tiny track at the Intramural Physical Education Building has led to 5Ks, 10Ks, half-marathons and even multiple marathons. Kaler said training for a race is a project. Some days are devoted to spe...

Registration for Illinois medical marijuana pilot program begins

By Alex Swanson

September 16, 2014

Many Illinois residents are now able to apply for medical cannabis licenses with the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. Registration for medical marijuana licenses for patients with last names beginning with the letters “A” through “L” began on Sept. 2, and lasts through Oct. 31. Patien...

McFadden wins Boston Marathon

McFadden wins Boston Marathon

By McClatchy-Tribune

April 22, 2014

University alumna Tatyana McFadden won the Boston Marathon’s women’s wheelchair division on Monday, her 25th birthday. The win comes eight days after McFadden won the London Marathon. McFadden is halfway to her goal of sweeping the four major marathons — London, Boston, Chicago and New York —...