Tatyana McFadden wins sixth-consecutive Chicago marathon


Tatyana McFadden, of Champaign, Illinois, wins the women’s wheelchair division of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 13, 2013.

Illinois’ Tatyana McFadden won yet another Bank of America Chicago Marathon in the women’s wheelchair race Sunday morning.

It is her sixth-consecutive title in the race, and she finished in one hour, 42 minutes and 28 seconds. She finished last year with a record time of 1:41:10.

This year she beat out Manuela Schaer and fellow Illini Amanda McGrory, who came in second and third respectively.

McFadden won her first major marathon in Chicago in 2009. She became the first athlete — able-bodied or otherwise — to win all four major marathons in the same year in 2013. She repeated the task in 2014 and 2015.

TatyanaMcFadden on Instagram: “Wow!!!! This was a very tough marathon especially just coming off from the @rio2016 @paralympics just 6weeks ago. I didn’t know how my body would respond today. It came down to a final sprint with Manuela Schär just edging her out for a first place win. It was amazing to have a win here back at home 🇺🇸❤️Huge congratulations to @alittlechipped for getting third today!!! We made it!!! Also a huge thank you to my family for supporting me through this journey and for my little squishy @hannah_mcfadd for coming out and cheering me on. I love you 😘😘”

1,163 likes, 19 comments – tatyanamcfaddenusaOctober 9, 2016 on : “Wow!!!! This was a very tough marathon especially just coming off from the @rio2016 @paralympics just 6weeks ago. I didn’t know how my b…”.

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McFadden was coming off an impressive performance at the Rio Paralympics, where she finished with six medals — with four gold and two silver. She now has 17 medals as a five-time U.S. Paralympian in track and Nordic skiing.

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