Paralympians Tatyana McFadden and Daniel Romanchuk win silver at Berlin Marathon


Tatyana McFadden competes in the 4×100-meter universal relay at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games on September 3, 2021 in Tokyo.

Six-time Paralympian Tatyana McFadden and two-time Paralympian Daniel Romanchuk didn’t wait long to start testing their endurance on the road again.

Just weeks after competing at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, where Romanchuk took bronze in the men’s wheelchair marathon and McFadden finished fifth in the women’s, both athletes took to the streets of Germany on Sunday and collected more. of medals. McFadden won silver in the women’s wheelchair division of the Berlin Marathon, while Romanchuk also took silver.

McFadden, who won gold, silver and bronze in Tokyo and finished fifth in the marathon, finished in 1 hour 38 minutes 54 seconds. She was behind winner Manuela Schar of Switzerland, who crossed the finish line in 1:37:31.

Romanchuk, of Mt. Airy, Md., Once again faced a familiar foe in Switzerland’s Marcel Hug, the Paralympic champion with whom he raced to the finish on several occasions during his career. Hug finished first on Sunday in 1:24:03 with Romanchuk crossing the finish line in 1: 24.47.

James Senbeta, a 2016 Paralympian from Philadelphia, also finished in the top 10, finishing ninth with a time of 1: 38.31.

McFadden and Romanchuk were the only podiums of the day for the American athletes. The men had no one in the top 25 and Shalane Flanagan was the top ranked woman, placing 17th with a time of 2:38:32. The four-time Olympian and 2008 Olympic silver medalist did not compete in Tokyo.

McFadden’s Paralympic medal total now stands at 20, with eight gold, eight silver and four bronze medals won between 2004 and Tokyo. Romanchuk won gold in the T54 400-meter final as well as bronze in the marathon this year, which was his second trip to the Paralympic Games but his first medal.


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