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Wheelchair marathoner Tatyana McFadden goes for a Grand Slam -- and takes on a whole new sport
Wheelchair marathoner Tatyana McFadden goes for a Grand Slam -- and takes on a whole new sport

On Oct. 13, just before 9:15 a.m., Tatyana McFadden soared across the finish line at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, just two seconds before the racer behind her, taking the top spot in the women's wheelchair competition and making history. McFadden, 24, an Atholton High School graduate who grew up in Clarksville, completed the marathon in 1 hour, 42 minutes and 35 seconds, about a three-minute improvement over her first-place times in the Boston and London marathons earlier this year. With wins in all three, she became the first athlete to win three major marathons in one year. "It was such a very tight, close finish," she says. "We were within seconds of...

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