McFadden sets NYC Marathon women’s wheelchair course record
NEW YORK (AP) Tatyana McFadden has shattered the New York City Marathon women’s wheelchair course record in sweeping four major marathons for the third straight year.
The 26-year-old American finished Sunday in 1 hour, 43 minutes, 4 seconds. She again completed the Grand Slam of winning in London, Boston, Chicago and New York, extending her record streak.
The previous record of 1:50:24 was set by Amanda McGrory in 2011.
Ernst Van Dyk of South Africa won his second NYC Marathon title and first since 2005 in the men’s race after finishing runner-up the last two years. He beat American Josh George by a second.
Defending champion Kurt Fearnley of Australia fell out of his chair early in the race and came in fifth.