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Adam Bleakney

  • During his 10 years as head coach, Adam’s athletes have consistently proven themselves among the world’s best. In both the ’08 Beijing Paralympics the ’11 World Championships,  and the 2012 London Paralympics Illini athletes won nearly half of all the medals won by the U.S. Track and Field team. On the road, his athletes have won many of the world’s most prestigious races, including the London Marathon, NY City Marathon, Chicago Marathon and Paris Marathon.

    In 2007 / 2008 Adam trained 3 separate athletes to 3 different distance World Records and was named by US Paralympics as the Coach Of The Year.  In addition 3 of his athletes have been named US Paralympics Athlete of the Year.