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...