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