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Article updated: 4/20/2013 7:43 AM

Boston wheelchair winner to help wounded

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United States elite wheelchair athlete Tatyana McFadden, and winner of the Women's Wheelchair Boston Marathon, will race in Sunday's London Marathon despite security fears in the wake of the bomb blasts in the Boston.

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Tatyana McFadden's thrill at winning her first Boston Marathon wheelchair title didn't last long. Shortly after leaving the Boston streets, she learned of the explosions at the finish line. Sunday is McFadden's 24th birthday, and she'll mark it with a defiant return to action in the London Marathon. "We will be racing for the people in Boston," she said from her hotel overlooking the River Thames. "So I'll be carrying them in my heart."
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