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Ellis Coleman

After his Olympic wrestling dream ended, Oak Park’s Ellis Coleman is in Tokyo to help someone else’s: ‘It’s difficult. But this is bigger than just me.’

Ellis Coleman’s back aches constantly these days. The American wrestler tries to manage the pain with a combination of ibuprofen, lidocaine patches and physical therapy. But mostly, he copes by telling himself to hang in there for a few more days and then he can take time to heal. This is what you do for an Olympic dream — even when that dream belongs to someone else. Coleman, who grew up in ...
OAK PARK, IL
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