U of I Alums Win Chicago Marathon Wheelchair Divisions
Athletes from the University of Illinois wheelchair athletics program dominated the top positions in their division of the Chicago Marathon Sunday.
Paralympic silver medalist Tatyana McFadden won the women’s wheelchair division with a time of 1:44:50. It’s McFadden’s fourth Chicago marathon win in a row. The 25 year old U of I alum won the Chicago, Boston, London and New York marathons last year.
Another U of I alum, 30-year-old Joshua George, won the men’s wheelchair division, with a time of 1:32:12.
Joshua George crosses the finish line to win the men's wheelchair race during the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Chicago. (AP/Andrew A. Nettles.)
Also in the men’s wheelchair division, Aaron Pike placed 7th, with a time of 1:32:19
In the women’s wheelchair division, Chelsea McClammer of Champaign came in 4th, with a time of 1:45:55. Susanah Scaroni of Urbana came in 7th (1:51:56). Arielle Rausin of Urbana placed 8th, (2:06:08) and Kelsey Lefevour of Savoy finished in 10th place (2:23:00).