Coach recognized for work

By Anna Carrera

Published 07/03 2014 06:24PM

Updated 07/08 2014 12:06PM

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- A coach is getting national recognition from the Olympic committee. Adam Bleakney was named the Paralympic National Coach of the Year for 2013.

He helped U.S. athletes earn 13 medals at an international competition in France. He also trained University of Illinois' Tatyana McFadden as she won the marathon grand slam in London, Boston, Chicago and New York City. Bleakney is a four-time paralympian.

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