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U of I Student Notches Boston Marathon Win

U of I Student Notches Boston Marathon Win

/Photo courtesy Boston Athletic Association

A woman from the University of Illinois is a winner again at the Boston Marathon.

Tatyana McFadden celebrated her 25th birthday by winning the women’s wheelchair race for the second straight year in a time of just over an hour and 35 minutes.

McFadden was born in Russia and lived in an orphanage as a child. She also won the 2013 New York City Marathon women’s wheelchair race after taking the titles in Boston, London and Chicago last year.

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