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Apr 18, 2016 11:20 AM

The Latest: Hug, McFadden win wheelchair races in Boston

The Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Tatyana McFadden has won the women's wheelchair race at the Boston Marathon. It was her fourth victory in a row.

McFadden completed the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Copley Square in an unofficial time of 1 hour, 42 minutes, 15 seconds.

She was born in Russia and adopted by an American woman as a small child. The 26-year-old McFadden lives in Clarksville, Maryland.

She was wearing a singlet honoring Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the 2013 finish line bombings.

Switzerland's Marcel Hug has won his second straight men's wheelchair title at the Boston Marathon.

Hug crossed the finish line in 1 hour, 24 minutes and 1 second, which was just 5:36 off the course and world record. The 30-year-old edged second place Ernst Van Dyk, of South Africa, and Australian Kurt Fearnley, who was third.

The top three finished within a second of each other. Hug overtook the 10-time champion Van Dyk in the final turn off Boylston Street and outsprinted Van Dyk and Fearnley to the line.

Hug's time was nearly five minutes faster than his 2015 win.


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