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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5th Grade Class Project on Tatyana McFadden

13 May , 2015  

  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!

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Paralympian Tatyana McFadden Opts Out of Charity Race

3 May , 2015  

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 […]

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Tatyana Wins Again and Breaks Course Record in Spokane 12K

3 May , 2015  

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


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Tatyana Wins the London Marathon and Take Home the World Championship!

26 Apr , 2015  

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

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Tatyana McFadden aims for first marathon world title in London

25 Apr , 2015  

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 […]

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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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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