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Maryland's McFadden wins wheelchair race in London Marathon

Clarksville resident Tatyana McFadden won the women's wheelchair race in the London Marathon on Sunday, six days after her win in the Boston Marathon.

"The race is definitely dedicated to Boston and we had huge support from London, which was amazing," McFadden said during the post-race news conference. "Just the support that we're getting around the world means a lot, especially back in Boston and to the athletes."

McFadden, whose 1:46.02 time was a record mark for London, won the Boston Marathon wheelchair event Monday. The Atholton graduate then got on a plane for London, where she celebrated her 24th birthday Sunday.

McFadden is also training to compete in her first Winter Paralympics next March in Russia, the country from which she was adopted as a young girl. She took up cross-country skiing in December.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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