Saturday, October 24, 2009

Coach and innovator in wheelchair sports is recognized by university

Courtesy Photo/ University of Illinois
Martin Morse stands with his wife Karen and sons Steven and Sam during the recent award ceremony.

Martin Morse, a longtime coach and mentor for athletes who use wheelchairs and an innovator in wheelchair-sports technology, was honored by the University of Illinois for his contributions. Morse, who is paralyzed and uses a wheelchair, helped develop the prototype for the first aerodynamic racing wheelchair and was the first to introduce the sport of hand-cycling as a technique to maintain upper-body strength during the offseason. Wicked Local/Hanover, Mass.

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