U of I’s McFadden Wins 4th Consecutive London Marathon

 
Tatyana McFadden wins the women's wheelchair race in the 2016 London Marathon.

Tatyana McFadden of the US wins the women's wheelchair race in the 2016 London Marathon in London, Sunday, April 24, 2016.

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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.

Story source: WILL