U of I’s McFadden Completes Second Marathon Grand Slam

 
Tatyana McFadden reacts as she breaks the tape after finishing first in the women's wheelchair racing division in New York Sunday.

Tatyana McFadden, 25, reacts as she breaks the tape after finishing first in the women's wheelchair division of the 44th annual New York City Marathon in New York, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014.

(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Tatyana McFadden wins the women's wheelchair race at the New York City Marathon on Sunday to complete her second straight marathon grand slam.

The University of Illinois graduate also won London, Boston and Chicago this year.

The 25-year-old hasn't lost a marathon she's entered since 2012 and finished New York in an unofficial time of 1 hour, 42 minutes, 16 seconds.

McFadden competed in the Sochi Paralympic Games last winter and finished fifth in cross-country skiing. She's won 10 medals from the last three Summer Paralympic Games.

Amanda McGrory, also a U of I graduate, was 4th at 1:52:40.

Kurt Fearnley won the men's wheelchair race, pulling ahead in the final 200 meters to finish in 1:30.55, unofficially.

And another U of I graduate, Joshua George, was 7th and was the 2nd-fastest American at 1:33:09.

Four men finished within three seconds of Fearnley, who won four straight New York Marathon's from 2006-09.

Story source: AP