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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 McFadden ‘really, really wanted to win’ for Martin Richard’s family

20 Apr , 2015  

When you have to push through a head wind for 26.2 miles, any athlete would have to search the recesses of their mind to find their inspiration. But Tatyana McFadden, who captured her third consecutive Boston Marathon women’s wheelchair race on Monday, did not have to search very far for her emotional boost. It was […]

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20 Apr , 2015  

Marcel Hug of Switzerland and Tatyana McFadden of Maryland have won the wheelchair divisions of the 2015 Boston Marathon Monday. READ MORE!

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Sharing My Message of Strength, Courage and Hope through Kickstarter

20 Apr , 2015  

I am so excited to be announcing my latest efforts to share my own life story through a series of children’s books I am creating. I hope to inspire children—especially children with disabilities—to be all that they possibility be. Please support my Kickstarter campaign to fund this project. Thank you so much for your support!  – […]

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Tatyana McFadden Dedicates Boston Win To Richard Family and Talks About Inspiring Others

20 Apr , 2015  

Tatyana talks about her strategy for winning the Boston Marathon for the third consecutive year, dedicating the Marathon Win to the Richard Family, who lost a child in the bombing of the Boston Marathon two years ago. She also talks about using the story of her early years in an orphanage and becoming a major sports […]

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Usain Bolt runs as guide for blind Paralympic champion Guilhermina in Rio

19 Apr , 2015  

Brazil’s three-time Paralympic sprinting champion Terezinha Guilhermina unveiled her new guide on Saturday (18 April) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, none other than Jamaica’s six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt! Bolt was in the host city of next year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games to promote the Mano a Mano Challenge at the Brazilian Jockey Club and, […]

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Tatyana Wins Laureus Award!

15 Apr , 2015  

  I was unable to attend the awards ceremony in Shanghai with races coming up shortly in Boston and London so my mother accepted the award for me from Mark Spitz. I am so honored to receive the award for World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability! – Tatyana READ MORE

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Tatyana McFadden shortlisted for 2015 Laureus Award

13 Feb , 2015  

‘American track and field and cross-country skiing star Tatyana McFadden is one of six Paralympians shortlisted for the prestigious 2015 Laureus Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Award. Russia’s Roman Petushkov and Germany’s Anna Schaffelhuber, two athletes who won 11 gold medals between them at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, are also included in […]

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Advertisers Increasingly Using Disability to Promote Their Products

3 Feb , 2015  

If any of you saw Amy Purdee in the Toyota ad on the Super Bowl, you probably understand was a breakthrough this is! Are advertisers increasingly using disability to promote their products? After this year’s Super Bowl featured two adverts starring people with an impairment, the IPC’s Director of Media and Communications, asks if a new trend […]

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Paralympic Nordic Skiing World Championship – Video

26 Jan , 2015  

CABLE, Wis. – After years of planning and preparation, more than a dozen teams from all over the world have touched down in Cable for this weekend’s International Paralympic Nordic Skiing World Championship. Practice, practice and more practice was the scene Friday before hundreds of athletes go head to head in eight different races while sitting, […]

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Nordic Skiing World Championships Starts This Weekend!

22 Jan , 2015  

This weekend I will be competing in the 2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships. Live results will be available at the Cable 2015 website and news, live updates and pictures will be available on the IPC’s Flickr account, and on IPC Nordic Skiing’s Twitter and Facebook accounts. The USA’s multiple Paralympic medallist Tatyana McFadden has spoken […]

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