T. McFadden wins record seventh Chicago Marathon
Tatyana McFadden of Clarksville defended her title at the Chicago Marathon, beating Switzerland’s Manuela Schar by one second in 1 hour, 42 minutes and 28 seconds for her sixth straight victory and seventh win at the event, making her the most decorated champion in race history. McFadden, an Atholton graduate who won four gold medals and two silvers at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro last month, claimed her 19th World Marathon Majors win to set herself up for a record fourth straight grand slam if she wins in New York (in 2013, 2014 and 2015, she won four majors in the same year: Boston, London, Chicago and New York). For the fourth straight year, Schar finished second to McFadden. Three-time winner Amanda McGrory of Savoy, Ill., finished third.