Wheelchair racing sensation Tatyana McFadden muscled her way to her fourth victory at the Boston Marathon earlier today.
“It was tough and there was a headwind,” McFadden tells PEOPLE. “I’m exhausted, but crossing the finish line definitely felt amazing. The crowd was really electric and helped carry all of us when we were tired and beaten down.”
McFadden spent the first nine miles of the race behind five-time champion Wakako Tsuchida, but she able to catch up during the hilly portions of the course and then pass her to win the grueling event by over a minute with a time of 1:42:16.
“I’m feeling it in my neck, chest and lower back,” she says. “It was hard today, but marathons are always hard.” READ MORE