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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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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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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Take My New Year’s Challenge!

28 Dec , 2014  

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 […]

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The Amazing Kurt Fearnley

8 Nov , 2014  

Kurt won the men’s wheelchair NY marathon. He has changed not only his country’s perceptions but the worlds about what it means to be an elite athlete. VIEW VIDEO    

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Tatyana McFadden named USOC Female Athlete of the Month

8 Nov , 2014  

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Top performances throughout October earned Paralympic track & field athlete Tatyana McFadden (Clarksville, Md.) and alpine skier Ted Ligety (Park City, Utah) Athlete of the Month recognition, while the beach volleyball team of Kerri Walsh Jennings (Saratoga, Calif.) and April Ross (Costa Mesa, Calif.) received Team of the Month honors, the […]

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Follow Taytana at the Oita Marathon

6 Nov , 2014  

This Sunday, Nov.9th is the 34th Annual Oita Marathon in Oita, Japan. You can follow Tatyana racing live at Saturday evening, 9pm EST at:

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Tatyana talks with Sports Illustrated

6 Nov , 2014  

On Wednesday’s SI Now, back-to-back Marathon Grand Slam winner Tatyana McFadden discusses her latest marathon win and what’s next for “The Beast.” WATCH VIDEO

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Tatyana McFadden wins New York City Marathon, makes more history

2 Nov , 2014  

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, […]