The News Gazette | She does it again

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University of Illinois alum Tatyana McFadden will be competing in next year’s Paralympic Games following her victory Sunday morning at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. McFadden captured her fifth consecutive victory in the women’s wheelchair race, finishing with a time of 1 hour, 41 minutes, 10 seconds. She broke her own course record of 1:42:35, set in 2013. “I have my ticket for Rio for next year,” she said following the race. “It was really challenging this year because the wind direction kept changing. I used the wind to my advantage.” Continue.