The first wheelchair marathon was in 1974 in Toledo, Ohio. Many marathons now feature a wheelchair racing division.
Starting in 2009, Tatyana has participated in marathon wheelchair division races. In 2013, she took all the major wins; the NYC Marathon, the Chicago Marathon, the Boston Marathon & the London Marathon, Becoming the first man or woman, able-bodied or disabled, to win 4 major marathons in the same year – collectively referred to as the Grand Slam. In 2014, she did it again

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McFadden wins Chicago Marathon for sixth straight time

11 Oct , 2016  

Tatyana McFadden won her sixth-straight Bank of America Chicago Marathon and seventh overall in the women’s wheelchair division on Sunday in 1 hour, 42 minutes, 28 seconds, becoming the most decorated athlete to ever compete in the annual event. She won gold medals at the Rio Olympics. She’s been on “The Ellen Show.” But McFadden, […]

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Tatyana Goes on the Ellen Show!

7 Oct , 2016  

Tatyana McFadden appears on the Ellen Show VIEW VIDEO

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My New Book, Now Available on Amazon!

10 May , 2016  

I can’t believe it!!!! My children’s book “Ya Sama” which means I can do it is finally out!!! You can order it on Amazon. This book tells a story of my wonderful life journey, and how I have gotten to be where I am today, and the person I have become. I chose to tell […]

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London Marathon Win, Fourth Year in a Row!

25 Apr , 2016  

America’s Tatyana McFadden was taken to a sprint finish before winning the women’s 26.2 mile tester in an event doubling as the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Marathon World Cup as the race produced the same two winners as at last week’s Boston Marathon. READ MORE

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Fourth Win in Boston Marathon

25 Apr , 2016  

Wheelchair racing sensation Tatyana McFadden muscled her way to her fourth victory at the Boston Marathon earlier today. “It was tough and there was a headwind,” McFadden tells PEOPLE. “I’m exhausted, but crossing the finish line definitely felt amazing. The crowd was really electric and helped carry all of us when we were tired and […]

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McFadden eyeing unprecedented sweep of Paralympic gold medals at Rio 2016

22 Apr , 2016  

American wheelchair racer Tatyana McFadden is confident she has what it takes to win seven gold medals at this year’s Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro as she aims to become the first athlete to sweep every distance. Speaking here today ahead of her quest to win a fourth consecutive London Marathon on Sunday (April […]

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McFadden Sets NYC Marathon Women’s Wheelchair Course Record

1 Nov , 2015  

  Tatyana McFadden has shattered the New York City Marathon women’s wheelchair course record in sweeping four major marathons for the third straight year. The 26-year-old American finished Sunday in 1 hour, 43 minutes, 4 seconds. She again completed the Grand Slam of winning in London, Boston, Chicago and New York, extending her record streak. READ […]

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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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