U of I’s McFadden Wins 4th Consecutive London Marathon
The University of Illinois’ Tatyana McFadden has won her fourth consecutive London Marathon, just a week after winning her fourth marathon in Boston.
The 26-year-old, Russian-born McFadden won the women’s wheelchair division Sunday with a time of one hour, 44 minutes and 14 seconds (1:44:14).
Illinois’ Amanda McGrory placed 4th, with a time of 1:47:41.
In the men’s wheelchair division, Illinois athlete James Senbeta placed 5th with a time of 1:35:29, and Aaron Pike finished 7th with a time of 1:35:33.
Another U of I wheelchair athletes, Brian Siemann, suffered a flat front tire on his wheelchair, according to a posting the Illinois Wheelchair Athletics Facebook page. Siemann finished in 24th place, with a time of 1:53:42
The London Marathon’s men’s wheelchair winner was Marcel Hug of Switzerland, with a time of 1:35:24. Hug, like McFadden, also placed first in his division in the Boston Marathon last week.