In 1948 a small gathering of British World War II veterans began what would result in one of the largest international sporting events by the early 21st century; the Paralympic Games. Since the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul, South Korea, Winter and Summer Paralympic Games are held almost immediately following the respective Olympic Games.
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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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! – […]
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, […]
‘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 […]
I was once told a story about how the act of walking is actually a series of motions—falling forward and then catching oneself—that you can’t consciously walk if you think about placing one foot in front of another. Each step is about letting go and then trusting that you will catch yourself. And that the […]
So humbled that I was chosen as one of the top 14 women of 2014!!!! Beginning with the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Winter Games, and moving on to world championships and other major events, U.S. athletes starred on the world stage this year with memorable and historic performances. Here are 14 U.S. […]
NEW YORK — Tatyana McFadden captured the second-ever marathon Grand Slam, winning the New York City Marathon women’s wheelchair division on Sunday on top of her titles in Boston, London and Chicago earlier this year. Who was the first athlete, able-bodied or wheelchair, to win four major marathons in one year? Also McFadden, who also won Boston, London, […]
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. […]
In 2013, Tatyana McFadden went four-for-four in the world’s most prestigious marathons. She won at Boston, London, Chicago and New York City. The American wheelchair racer and Paralympic champion became the first competitor to win all four in a year. It was the Grand Slam of the marathon world and now McFadden, 25, is on […]