Boston Marathon Winner McFadden Gives Gold Wreath To Arredondo

BOSTON (CBS) – In a gesture to honor the survivors, victims and heroes of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, the winner of the 2014 Boston Marathon Women’s Wheelchair Division race gave away the gold-dipped olive wreath shortly after the ceremony.

Tatyana McFadden was running for Team MR8, Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard’s foundation.

After the ceremony, McFadden, wearing a Team MR8 jersey handed her gold wreath to Carlos Arredondo, who was watching from the stands near the finish line.

Tatyana McFadden (WBZ-TV Photo)

Tatyana McFadden (WBZ-TV Photo)

“I just wanted to tell him thank you for our support,” she said. “It’s much more than just winning a race today. It’s about those who were affected (by the 2013 bombings).”

For McFadden, who is celebrating her 25th birthday, this was her second Boston Marathon and second consecutive victory.


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