Jean Driscoll wins Boston Marathon, 1991

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Jean Driscoll wins Boston Marathon, 1991

In 1991, Jean Driscoll (1991 BA Speech Communication, 1993 MS Rehabilitation Administration) defended her Boston Marathon wheelchair title in world record time. The Official Program of the Boston Marathon featured her quest for seven straight victories in 1996. She prevailed again in 2000, bringing her total number of victories to eight. Driscoll also distinguished herself in the Olympics, earning silver medals in the 800 meter race in 1992 in Barcelona, Spain, and in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1991 she was the first wheelchair athlete named the Women's Sports Foundation "Amateur Sportswoman of the Year."

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