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Former UA racer a winner at Boston Marathon

Shirley Reilly (Source: TeamUSA.org) Shirley Reilly (Source: TeamUSA.org)
Shirley Reilly finishes the Boston Marathon just ahead of second-place finisher Wakako Tsuchida of Japan. Shirley Reilly finishes the Boston Marathon just ahead of second-place finisher Wakako Tsuchida of Japan.
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A longtime member of the University of Arizona's wheelchair racing team won the women's wheelchair division of today's Boston Marathon.

Shirley Reilly finished in a time of 1 hour, 37 minutes, 36 seconds, just ahead of Wakako Tsuchida of Japan. 

According to TeamUSA.org, Reilly is originally from Anchorage, Alaska. She was born prematurely and is paralyzed from the waist down.

Reilly was a member of the UA's wheelchair racing team for almost nine years. She participated in the 2004 and 2008 Paralympic Games and is a member of the 2012 team.

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