For the third straight year, American Tatyana McFadden won the Boston Marathon women’s wheelchair division, crossing the finish line Monday in 1:52:54.
The sloppy weather conditions made for a slower race, with McFadden’s time 17 minutes and and 48 seconds off her 1:35:06 finish last year.
“It was wet for the start, we had a couple drizzles at the start,” McFadden said to CBS after the win.
“It was quite slippery in the beginning. I took that first hill cautiously. I just had to keep climbing as hard as I could — had to climb at 15 miles per hour per hill and kept hitting the downhills comfortably.
“The people of the race just carried me the entire race. I just want to give my medal to them. They’re like my second family.”
McFadden was born in Russia but was raised in Maryland by her adoptive mother.
Wakako Tsuchida of Japan and Susannah Scaroni of the US finished second and third, respectively, with times of 1:53:48 and 1:57:21.
1. Tatyana McFadden (USA) 1:52:54
2. Wakako Tsuchida (JPN) 1:53:48
3. Susannah Scaroni (USA) 1:57:21
4. Amanda McGrory (USA) 1:57:21