2018 Boston Marathon Women's Wheelchair Winner:Tatyana McFadden

BOSTON, MA (WBZ-AM) -- Tatyana McFadden won the women's 2018 Boston Marathon Wheelchair Division Monday with an official time of 02:04:39.

This marks her 5th marathon win. It also marked the slowest wheelchair race in 30 years.

"It was really tough today," McFadden said to WBZ-TV David Wade from the finish line on Boyston Street. " I just kept my average, I'm really happy today was really Boston Strong." she said 

In 2016, the Paralympic marathoner, had surgery to reduce blood clots.

"It was a long year, I never gave up... I love this course, I didn't want to give up," she said. 

Susannah Scaroni finished in second place with an official time of 02:20:01 and Sandra Graf finished in third with an official time of 02:23:32. 

Speaking at a post-race press conference McFadden says she wore two winter coats, a couple trash bags, hand warmers on her torso, and thought she wouldn’t make it up  Heartbreak Hill before crossing the finish line.  

Check the WBZ NewsRadio1030 Boston Marathon Page

WBZ NewsRadio1030's Mike Maklin reports.

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