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Big Ten greatest athlete bracket: Final round

By Daily Illini Staff Report

April 3, 2016

After four rounds of voting, The Daily Illini sports staff sent its two final athletes to the championship to determine who is the Big Ten's greatest athlete. As we head into the final matchup, don't forget to use #DIBracket to weigh in on Twitter.Here is the matchup for the champio...

Greatest Big Ten athlete bracket: Round four

By The Daily Illini sports staff

March 30, 2016

After three rounds of voting, The Daily Illini sports staff sent four athletes through to the next round of our bracket to determine the Big Ten’s greatest athlete. We did a simultaneous fan vote on Twitter, and the staff and the fans disagreed in two places.First was on the staff’s selection of f...

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...

Tatyana McFadden wins fifth-consecutive Chicago Marathon

Portrait by Brenton Tse The Daily Illini

By Lauren Mroz

October 11, 2015

Tatyana McFadden continued her dominance on the women’s wheelchair course at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Sunday morning, winning the women’s wheelchair division for a fifth straight time. The University of Illinois graduate set a new course record, finishing in 1 hour 41 minutes 10 second...

Illini Katrina Gerhard: Finding freedom in the chair

Katrina Gerhard during practice at the Track and Soccer stadium on Monday, September 7.

By Joey Figueroa

September 21, 2015

Katrina Gerhard likes to go fast. She likes the rush of speeding down an open road with scenery blurring past her. She likes zeroing in on the competition, with nothing else in the world to worry about. Just her, the path and her wheelchair. She likes to take the positives out of every situati...

Illini have strong showing at the Chicago Marathon

Illinois alumnus Tatyana McFadden wins the women’s wheelchair division of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Oct. 13, 2013. McFadden once again won the Chicago Marathon, her fourth straight in the event.

October 13, 2014

Just weeks after the United States Olympic Committee announced the University would be designated as a U.S. Paralympic training site, Illini wheelchair athletes proved once again why they are considered some of the best in the nation at Sunday’s Chicago Marathon. University graduate Tatyana McFadd...

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 —...

10 Sports Accomplishments

Illinois huddles together before an NCAA regional semifinal match against Purdue at State Farm Center on Friday, December. 13, 2013. The Illini lost, 3-0.

December 17, 2013

Everyone knows the ins and outs of football and men’s basketball, but Illinois is home to scores of talented athletes that deserve a little more credit. 1 | For the record Women’s basketball positively crushed Alcorn State 112-28 on Nov. 16, breaking the school record for largest margin of victory....