Boston Wheelchair Winner To Help The Wounded

9:38 AM, Apr 19, 2013   |    comments
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LONDON (AP) - Tatyana McFadden's thrill at winning her first Boston Marathon wheelchair title lasted only minutes.

Shortly after leaving the Boston streets to prepare for a night of celebrations, McFadden's family told her that two bombs had exploded near the finish line.

McFadden says "we were watching the replay over and over."

Less than a week later, McFadden is now in London preparing for a swift return to marathon action.

She says "I guess celebration will come down later in the road ... so we'll see on Sunday."

With three people killed and more than 180 people wounded in the attack, McFadden says her mission is to help those injured "cope" with the tragedy.

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