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McFadden pushing toward history

Wheelchair racer looking to win NYC after taking Boston, London, Chicago

Updated: October 31, 2013, 11:18 AM ET
By Brian Metzler | Competitor.com

It's likely no competitor in this year's New York City Marathon has come as far or overcome as much as Tatyana McFadden. And no competitor has ever accomplished what the 24-year-old wheelchair racer has the chance to do when she winds through the Big Apple on Sunday.

Still, even if she doesn't win the 26.2-mile race through the city's five boroughs for the second time in her career, the energetic University of Illinois student has already had a world-beating year.

A native of St. ...

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