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How do you top winning a major marathon? Win four of them

Tatyana McFadden made history this weekend — winning the New York City marathon to take home the Gram Slam of the world's four major marathons : New York, Boston, London and Chicago. McFadden, who was born in Russia and raised in the United States, is the first person to win a marathon Grand Slam.

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Iraq's Paralympics team

The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports on Iraq's Paralympic Team, which is competing in Beijing. Many of the team's members have been affected by the current war in their country, though some were wounded in previous conflicts, such as the Iran-Iraq War.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Reporter Jeff Lunden profiles classical singer Thomas Quasthoff. The German bass-baritone has won three Grammy Awards and achieved international success. And he's overcome significant physical challenges to do it.

Lifestyle & Belief

Heart Surgeries in Russia

Surgery to help children born with congenital heart defects is common in the United States. But not in Russia. The World reports on one group, called Heart to Heart, that is trying to change that by sending medical missions to Russia.