Tatyana McFadden Wins Fifth Boston Marathon

By Karen Price | April 16, 2018, 1:12 p.m. (ET)
Tatyana McFadden crosses the finish line to win the 2018 Boston Marathon on April 16, 2018 in Boston.

 

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. 

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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. 

Karen Price is a reporter from Pittsburgh who has covered Olympic sports for various publications. She is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.