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Paralympian Tatyana McFadden Opts Out of Charity Race

3 May , 2015  

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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 locations across the world.

“It’s been really, really hard to see that limitation put on the event,” she told BBC Sport.

Russian-born US wheelchair racer McFadden took part in last year’s Florida race using her racing chair, but now the rules have been changed and wheelchair users are required to compete in their day chairs and must also be accompanied by a support runner. READ MORE

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