McFadden Again Wins Boston Marathon
University of Illinois graduate Tatyana McFadden has won the women's wheelchair race at the Boston Marathon. It was her fourth victory in a row. McFadden completed the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Copley Square in an official time of 1 hour, 42 minutes, 16 seconds.
That is 8:10 behind the record pace because of a headwind. McFadden was born in Russia and adopted by an American woman as a small child.
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.
Unofficial results on The Boston Athletic Association's website show others with U of I ties finished in the top ten in both the men's and women's divisions. Graduate Susannah Scaroni finished 4th, while students Amanda McGrory, Chelsea McClammer, and Katrina Gerhard finished 5th, 8th, and 10th.
In the men's division, U of I graduates James Senbeta finished 5th, Aaron Pike 8th, and Joshua George 10th.