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As an athletic woman, her wheelchair is only an excuse to go faster. Now one of the most famous female athletes conquering the Paralympics Games and various marathons including the London and NYC Marathon, Tatyana McFadden shows no sign of slowing down any time soon. Wheelchair racing is open to athletes with any qualifying type of disability such as Tatyana’s spina bifida. The specialized wheelchairs can allow the professional athletes to reach speeds of 30 km/h or more.

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Tatyana wins Wilma Rudolph Courage Award

21 Oct , 2015  

The Wilma Rudolph Courage Award is presented by Women in Sports Foundation to a female athlete who exhibits extraordinary courage in her athletic performance, demonstrates the ability to overcome adversity, makes significant contributions to sports and serves as an inspiration and role model to those who face challenges, overcomes them and strives for success at all […]

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Tatyana Teams up with Coke for Rio Games

6 Aug , 2015  

In celebration of “One Year Out” from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Coca-Cola today announced its partnership with a diverse group of U.S. athletes who will be the face of the brand through the Games. The “six pack” of athletes are made up of five Olympic champions and one Paralympic champion from swimming and soccer […]

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Tatyana, on The Today Show, Gives Tamron Hall a Lesson in Wheelchair Racing

6 Aug , 2015  

    It’s only a year until the Rio Olympics, where golf will re-enter the Games after more than 100 years. LPGA champ Cristie Kerr helps Matt Lauer and Carson Daly try a golf simulator. Other Olympic hopefuls on the plaza are Tatyana McFadden, who gives Tamron Hall a taste of wheelchair racing, and Jimmy […]

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Happy 25th Anniversary – Americans with Disabilities Act

26 Jul , 2015  

For the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Google is celebrating the spirit and vigilance of the leaders of the Disability Rights Movement, both past and present. I am so honored to have my portrait included at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. as part of this celebration. READ MORE

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Why I didn’t race in Red Bull’s Wings for Life World Run

24 May , 2015  

Several weeks ago I was suppose to race in Red Bull’s Wing for Life Run, a great cause to find the cure for spinal cord injury. Unfortunately, I had to decline the invitation. Please read my letter to them that was recently published in the News-Gazette. The word “can’t” is not in my vocabulary. I am […]

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5th Grade Class Project on Tatyana McFadden

13 May , 2015  

  I feel so honored to be chosen as the subject of a 5th grade project by a fan, and now friend, Jiya. Thank you so much! Here’s a photo of Jiva racing in a 5K race. Go Jiya!

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Paralympian Tatyana McFadden Opts Out of Charity Race

3 May , 2015  

Paralympic champion Tatyana McFadden has chosen not to take part in a global charity race after organizers Red Bull banned racing wheelchairs. Last year, the 26-year-old took part in the inaugural Wings for Life race, which raises funds for research into a cure for spinal injuries. This year’s event takes place on 3 May at […]

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Tatyana Wins Again and Breaks Course Record in Spokane 12K

3 May , 2015  

It has been a banner month for Tatyana. She just won the Bloomsday 12k race in Spokane, breaking the course record. This after last week’s win of the London/IPC World Championship and her win of the Boston Marathon. READ MORE

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Tatyana Wins the London Marathon and Take Home the World Championship!

26 Apr , 2015  

Tatyana McFadden wins the London Marathon for a third year in a row, breaks course recond and wins IPC World Marathon Championship VIEW VIDEO

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Tatyana McFadden aims for first marathon world title in London

25 Apr , 2015  

There are a number of figures in recent years who have come to transcend their sport – think of Tiger Woods in golf, Roger Federer in tennis or Usain Bolt in athletics. But surely, there cannot be a more dominant figure in any discipline than Tatyana McFadden in marathon wheelchair racing – and the American […]

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