COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Top performances throughout October earned Paralympic track & field athlete Tatyana McFadden (Clarksville, Md.) and alpine skier Ted Ligety (Park City, Utah) Athlete of the Month recognition, while the beach volleyball team of Kerri Walsh Jennings (Saratoga, Calif.) and April Ross (Costa Mesa, Calif.) received Team of the Month honors, the United States Olympic Committee announced today.
McFadden clinched the women’s wheelchair division in a course-record time of 1:42:35 at the 2013 Chicago Marathon. It was McFadden’s third consecutive victory in Chicago. With the win, she became the first racer to complete the marathon triple crown of Boston, London and Chicago in a single season.
Ligety opened the world cup season by capturing a first-place finish in men’s giant slalom by .79 of a second at the FIS Alpine World Cup in Soelden, Austria. With the historic 18th win of his career, Ligety became the first racer to earn three consecutive victories in the 20-year history of the Soelden FIS World Cup. The win also marked his sixth straight podium in Soelden. READ MORE