Chicago's Elite Wheelchair Athlete Wins Race in 2018 Boston Marathon - NBC Chicago

Chicago's Elite Wheelchair Athlete Wins Race in 2018 Boston Marathon

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    Tatyana Mcfadden, of the United States, hoists the trophy after winning the women's wheelchair division of the 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16, 2018, in Boston.

    The most decorated champion in Chicago Marathon history has now won the women's wheelchair race for the fifth time at the 2018 Boston Marathon—pushing through puddles that sent the spray from her wheels into her eyes.

    Monday marked Tatyana McFadden’s 22nd majors win, the most of any female wheelchair athlete. Her unofficial finishing time was 2:04:39, the slowest in 30 years.

    The Paralympian and World Championship gold medalist is considered an elite wheelchair athlete in Chicago.

    She is known to participate in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in previous years.

    The Russian-born said she was overwhelmed after winning what she knew would be a tough race.

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