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London Marathon 2013: American Tatyana McFadden claims victory as Shelly Woods finishes fifth

11:28 21 April 2013

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USA's Tatyana McFadden win the Women's Elite Wheelchair race during the Virgin London Marathon in London. Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire.

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American Tatyana McFadden claimed victory in the women’s wheelchair race, just six days after winning the Boston Marathon.

She set a new course record with an unofficial time of 1hr 46.02secs to edge out compatriot Amanda McGrory.

Great Britain’s Shelly Woods, the defending champion, was fifth.

McFadden had said in the build-up to the race she would compete with the victims of the Boston bombings “in her heart”.

Preparations for today’s race were overshadowed by the attacks which killed three people and there was a moving 30 seconds’ silence ahead of the start of the elite men’s and mass races.

Security in the capital was beefed up to ensure the safety of spectators and athletes alike and the event passed off without any major incidents.

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