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Paralympic sports - 13. April 2014.

McFadden breaks course record with London Marathon win

paralympic .org

Tatyana McFadden defended her Virgin Money London Marathon title in impressive style on Sunday (13 April), cruising to victory well clear of the field and setting a new course record in the process.

The American showed that she was none the worse following an eventful and demanding start to the year in which she took part in her first ever Winter Paralympic Games, clinching silver in the 1km cross country sprint sitting in Sochi to add to her 10 medals from three summer Games.

McFadden only returned from Russia three weeks ago, but she showed no signs of fatigue as she powered around the course, finishing in 1:45:12, nearly a minute faster than her winning time last year.

“After Sochi I was really unsure how I was going do to and how strong I felt, so I had to really stay relaxed and just remember to stay in on the down, and climb as hard as I could up,” said McFadden.

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