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McFadden wins Chicago Marathon for sixth straight time

11 Oct , 2016  


Tatyana McFadden won her sixth-straight Bank of America Chicago Marathon and seventh overall in the women’s wheelchair division on Sunday in 1 hour, 42 minutes, 28 seconds, becoming the most decorated athlete to ever compete in the annual event.

She won gold medals at the Rio Olympics. She’s been on “The Ellen Show.”

But McFadden, who trains with the prestigious University of Illinois wheelchair racing program, said her motivation hasn’t waned.

“I was quite nervous,” McFadden said. “I’m just so happy. I really really wanted this. I know each race is going to be harder and tougher and I prepare myself for that.”

McFadden edged out Manuela Schaer of Switzerland for the one-second victory. Amanda McGrory, who also trains with the Illini, finished third in 1:47:55. READ MORE