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Illinois wheelchair athletes ready to return to Boston Marathon

Rob Kozarek, a member of the Illinois wheelchair racing team, practices for the upcoming Boston Marathon.

April 21, 2014

“If you’re trying to defeat the human spirit, marathoners are the wrong group to target.” Not long after the bombings of the 2013 Boston Marathon, Ray Martin heard this quote. The quote has motivated the Illinois wheelchair athlete to return to Boston one year after the bombings that killed three...