Driscoll, Jean (1966–)

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Driscoll, Jean (1966–)

American champion wheelchair athlete. Born with spina bifida, Nov 18, 1966, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; University of Illinois, BA, 1991, MS, 1993.

Won the Boston Marathon's women's wheelchair title for 7 consecutive years (1990–1996), placed 2nd (1998), then won again (2000); won silver medals at Barcelona Olympics (1992) and Atlanta Olympics (1996), both for 800 meters; won 5 Paralympic gold medals. Named Amateur Sportswoman of the Year by Women's Sports Foundation (1991); inducted into Wheelchair Sports (USA) Hall of Fame (2002).

See also autobiography Determined to Win (2000) and PBS documentary "Against the Wind."

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