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NY Times: Removing Obstacles for the Next Generation

1 Sep , 2016  

From the New York Times! CLARKSVILLE, Md. — Growing up on a dead-end street in suburbia, Tatyana and Hannah McFadden raced their wheelchairs up, down and all around. Their family challenged cul-de-sac convention, but also fit right in. Two moms, three children, a grandma and two dogs. A basketball hoop in the driveway. Purple wheelchairs […]

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Tatyana McFadden’s grand slam marathon life

1 Nov , 2014  

U.S. Paralympic Athlete Tatyana McFadden is competing in the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 1. She is the only person to win all four major marathons in one year: London, Boston, Chicago and New York City. Tatyana spent the first six years of her life in an orphanage in Saint Petersburg, Russia. […]

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Tatyana’s Graduation Speech

16 Sep , 2014  

When I graduated from University of Illinois in December 2013 I was invited to give a speech. I was a little unsure of what I should speak about. I wanted it to be inspiring to everyone and about my unique abilities, not about having a disability.  —Tatyana  WATCH THE VIDEO: They say that the journey toward one’s […]

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Reunited With Birth Mother in Sochi

10 Mar , 2014  

It was an emotional homecoming for US Paralympian Tatyana McFadden, whose Russian birth mother watched her compete in Sochi over the weekend. McFadden’s birth mother sat alongside her adoptive mother as they watched the athlete, nicknamed Beast for her upper body strength, power through a grueling 12 kilometer cross country ski course. “I just raced […]


Meet Tatyana McFadden

27 Feb , 2014  

Tatyana McFadden has had a tremendous year: After taking home 3 golds and a bronze in wheelchair racing in the 2012 London Paralympic Games, she topped that in 2013 when she won an unprecedented four marathons, in Boston, New York, Chicago, and London. This made her the first racer, able-bodied or disabled, to win four […]