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The latest news from the USOC - April 23

Just six days after her Boston Marathon victory, Tatyana McFadden (Clarksville, M.D.) celebrated her 24th birthday by capturing the women's wheelchair race in the London Marathon, held April 21. Smashing the course record with a time of 1:46:02, McFadden dedicated her win to the city of Boston in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings. Fellow American Amanda McGrory (Kennet Square, Penn.) placed second.TEAM USA SOARS IN FED CUPVenus Williams (Saginaw, Mich.) and Serena Williams (Saginaw, Mich.) led Team USA to victory over Sweden, 3-2, at the 2013 Fed Cup World Group Playoff, held April 21 in Delray Beach, Fla. After eight match points, Venus Williams put away Sweden's Johanna Larsson, 6-3, 7-5, marking her first Fed Cup tie in 10 attempts. The win guarantees the U.S. a spot in the coveted 2014 Fed Cup World Group.BASKETBALLJabari Parker (Chicago, Ill.) led the U.S. Men's Junior National Select Team with 22 points, seven rebounds, three steals and two blocks at the 2013 Nike Hoo...

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