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Special Olympics Athlete Honored With First-Ever Pegasus Award

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Special Olympics athlete Olivia Quigley has been honored with espnW's first-ever Pegasus Award of Inspiration. The award was given in celebration of her "perseverance, accomplishments and fervent will" during her battle with stage four breast cancer. Quigley was diagnosed while training for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games and took home two gold medals in the 100-meter run and 400-meter relay, and a silver in the 200-meter race, despite undergoing months of chemotherapy and treatment. In December, Quigley was named one of 25 athletes and influencers on espnW's IMPACT25 list. The IMPACT25 is an annual list of individuals who have made the biggest mark on women in sports in the last calendar year. Last night, espnW celebrated the 2015 IMPACT25 honorees at its annual gala. Olivia Quigley was honored along with the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, WNBA stars Tamika Catchings and Elena Delle Donne, NFL newsmaker Jen Welter and others. 

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