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.
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 […]
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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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 […]
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, […]
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
‘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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]