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  • 1975 - Bob Hall is the first person to complete the Boston Marathon in a wheelchair.[1]


Births

  • 1978 - Marlon Shirley - American Track and Field Athlete. Shirley was the first amputee to break the 100m, 11 second barrier. In 2005, he won the ESPY Award for Best Male Athlete with a Disability[2]


References

  1. "Interview with Bob Hall." Against the Wind. University of Illinois Board of Trustees. 1996. Accessed on February 26, 2008.
  2. "The 2005 Winners." ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. Accessed on March 9, 2008.