American Tatyana McFadden has completed an unprecedented marathon "Grand Slam."
The 24-year-old Maryland resident won the New York City Marathon women's wheelchair race Sunday after taking the titles in Boston, London and Chicago in 2013. No other athlete has won those four races in the same year.
McFadden also was the 2010 champion in New York.
Born with a spinal defect and left at a Russian orphanage as a baby, McFadden was adopted by an American family and got involved in swimming, basketball and track. She's a senior at the University of Illinois.
Marcel Hug of Switzerland won the men's wheelchair race on Sunday.
Geoffrey Mutai successfully defended his New York City Marathon title Sunday when the race returned after a one-year absence.
Fellow Kenyan Priscah Jeptoo came from behind to win the women's race, with Bronx resident Buzunesh Deba finishing runner-up for the second straight time in her hometown event.
Fans again packed the 26.2-mile course, undaunted by the events of the past year. The 2012 NYC Marathon was canceled because of the devastation of Superstorm Sandy, but not before many New Yorkers were enraged by the initial plans to hold the race.
Security was heightened after the bombings at April's Boston Marathon. Bomb-sniffing dogs roamed the course, and barricades limited access points to Central Park.
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