UI athlete continues impressive career

By Erica Quednau | equednau@wcia.com

Published 01/29 2014 06:32PM

Updated 03/12 2014 05:28PM

Update: 4:24 pm, 3/12/14, Wednesday
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- UI's Paralympic superstar is officially coming home with some bling. Tatyana McFadden won silver in the one kilometer sitting cross-country race at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. She finished just .1 second behind the woman who won gold. McFadden was also the first person to ever win the grand slam for marathons in New York, Boston, Chicago and London.
Original: 6:32 pm, 1/29/14, Wednesday
NATIONAL -- An athlete from the University of Illinois is going to the U.S. Paralympic Games. Tatyana McFadden is one of 16 athletes chosen to represent the U.S.

She'll participate in the biathlon and cross-country skiing. They'll be held in Sochi in March.

Last fall, McFadden made history. She was the first to win four wheelchair marathon races in one year.

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