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New York City Marathon winner now focused on Sochi Paralympics

November 05, 2013|By David Wharton
  • Tatyana McFadden breaks the tape Sunday to win the women's wheelchair division of the New York City Marathon.
Tatyana McFadden breaks the tape Sunday to win the women's wheelchair… (Kathy Willens / Associated…)

No one could blame Tatyana McFadden for taking a break after winning the women's wheelchair division at the New York City Marathon last weekend.

Her victory completed an unprecedented sweep of the world's four major marathons -- including London, Boston and Chicago -- this year.

But apparently resting isn't on the schedule for the 24-year-old McFadden, who says she will resume training in an attempt to qualify for no less than six events at the 2014 Sochi Paralympics.

"I've been spending a lot of time in the snow," she said in an interview with the U.S. Olympic Committee.

After taking to the mountains only a year ago, McFadden will attempt to make the American team for three events in cross-country skiing and three in biathlon. The latter might be tricky.

"We'll see how that goes," she said. "So far, I've just been learning to shoot."

The Sochi Paralympics are scheduled to begin on March 7, two weeks after the close of the Winter Olympics.

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