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
BOSTON — Tatyana McFadden continued her domination of wheelchair racing, winning her second straight Boston Marathon on her 25th birthday on Monday. McFadden, who swept the Boston, Chicago, London and New York City Marathons last year, won in 1 hour, 35 minutes, 6 seconds, for her sixth straight major marathon victory. “It was definitely a great birthday present,” […]
Tatyana discusses breaking the women’s wheelchair course record at the 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon. VIEW VIDEO
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Ten-time Summer Paralympic medalist Tatyana McFadden won her first Winter Paralympic medal Wednesday, silver in the 1km cross-country sprint, less than two years after she picked up skiing. McFadden, 24, finished 4.61 seconds behind Norway’s Mariann Marthinsen to win one of two U.S. medals Wednesday. Alpine skier Laurie Stephens added bronze in the sitting slalom. McFadden won her medal in front […]