New York City Marathon

Paralympian Tatyana McFadden finishes second at NYC Marathon

Paralympian Tatyana McFadden finishes second at NYC Marathon

Manuela Schar finally upended four-time defending champion Tatyana McFadden of Clarksville to win the New York City Marathon women's wheelchair race Sunday, completing a Swiss sweep with men's winner Marcel Hug.

Schar powered through the five boroughs in 1 hour, 48 minutes, 9 seconds, taking the top spot after three straight runner-up finishes in New York. She also won the Boston, London and Berlin marathons this year.

Schar beat her nemesis McFadden by nearly 3 minutes.

“Some feeling just made me attack and attack and attack. Finally, I got away,” Schar said, adding, “I'm still surprised.”

McFadden, an Atholton graduate, was...

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