October 15, 2013

Breaking Records in Chicago

United States Paralympian and disability advocate Tatyana McFadden competed in the Chicago Marathon Sunday. McFadden was the winner of the women's wheelchair race in the 2013 London Marathon, a week after taking first in the Boston Marathon. Entering last week's race, she was attempting to become the first athlete in history (including runners!) to win 3 major marathons in a season.

The race came down to a sprint finish between McFadden and Manuela Schaer of Switzerland. McFadden was able to use her speed and beat Schaer by a mere 3 seconds, grabbing first place and a spot in the record books. In addition to being the first athlete to win 3 major races in a year, she set a new Chicago Marathon course record. Congratulations, Tatyana, on your tremendous accomplishments!

To read the full recap from Sunday's Chicago Marathon, click here.

p.s. Tatyana participated in the 2013 London Marathon along with Amigo President Tim Drumhiller!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Leave us a comment here!