Scaroni rolls to Tokyo Paralympics
Tekoa resident appreciates the city’s support
July 29, 2021
CHAMPAGNE, ILL. — Susannah Scaroni wasn’t even racing.
She was pushing road miles in a wheelchair as a freshman and sophomore at Carroll College in Helena, Mont.
Then her chemistry professor told her about a GPS-based website “Map My Run.”
It turns out her little route was 22 miles.
“I was just doing this because I liked it,” she said.
Scaroni got a call inviting her to transfer to the University of Illinois to train in a wheelchair racing program. A coach connected to it knew of her through her appearances at Bloomsday while growing up in Tekoa.
Scaroni has been training, raci...