Illinois' McFadden Wins 4th Straight Boston Marathon Wheelchair Race


BOSTON (AP) -- University of Illinois athlete Tatyana McFadden again paced the women's wheelchair division at the Boston marathon.

McFadden, a paralympian as well as an Illinois wheelchair basketball player, won the women's wheelchair race with a time of 1:42:16 - her 2nd best during a 4-year reign as the best at the race. In fact, Monday's victory washer fourth in a row.

McFadden was 8:10 behind the record pace because of a headwind.

The 26-year-old McFadden lives in Clarksville, Maryland.

She was wearing a singlet honoring Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the 2013 finish line bombings.

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