Five-time Paralympian Tatyana McFadden won her fifth Boston Marathon title in the wheelchair division on Monday, claiming victory in 2:04.39.
Competing in the cold and driving rain and strong headwinds, it was the slowest winning time in 30 years. McFadden held a big lead throughout.
The victory gave McFadden a record-setting 22nd victory in the world major marathon series. She won Boston four years in a row from 2013 to 2016, but while battling blood clots during a difficult 2017 racing season, she finished last year’s Boston Marathon in fourth place, 10 days after being released from the hospital.
McFadden, 28, has 17 Paralympic medals to her name, including seven golds, won between 2004 and 2016 in both the winter and summer Games. She has won the grand slam of marathons — Boston, London, Chicago and New York City — four times.
American Susannah Scaroni was second in the women’s division in 2:20.01 and Arielle Rausin was fifth in 2:32.24.
Marcel Hug, of Switzerland, won the men’s race with a time of 1:46.26. American Daniel Romanchuk finished third in 1:50.39.