Track and Field
Classification: Nordic - LW10-12, Sitting; Track & Field - T54
Height: 5' 3"
Hometown: Clarksville, Md.
High School: Atholton HS (Columbia, Md.) ‘08
- Four-time Paralympian (2004, 2008, 2012, 2014); 11-time Paralympic medalist (3 gold, 5, silver, 3 bronze)
- Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, silver (1 kilometer sprint), 5th (12-kilometer sprint), 6th (4x2.5-kilometer mixed with Jake Adicoff), 7th (5-kilometer sprint)
- London 2012 Paralympic Games, gold (400-meter, 800-meter, 1500-meter), bronze (100-meter)
- Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, silver (200-meter, 400-meter, 800-meter), bronze (4x100-meter)
- Athens 2004 Paralympic Games, silver (100-meter), bronze (200-meter)
- 2015: IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships, 6th (1-kilometer sprint), 8th (10-kilometer), 9th (5-kilometer)
- 2015 World Cup, Oberstdorf, 9th (12-kilometer sprint), 10th (1-kilometer), 11th (5-kilometer)
- U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing National Championships, 1st (1-kilometer), 3rd (5-kilometer)
- 2013 World Cup, Cable, Wis., 4th (15-kilometer), 5th (5-kilometer, 1-kilometer)
- 2013 IPC World Cup, Canmore, Canada, 7th (1-kilometer), 11th (5-kilometer)
- U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing National Championships, 1st (1-kilometer); Named to U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing National Team
Career Highlights - Track & Field
- 2016: Boston Marathon, 1st
- 2015: IPC Marathon World Championships/London Marathon, 1st; Boston Marathon, 1st; Chicago Marathon, 1st; New York Marathon, 1st
- 2014: London Marathon, 1st; Boston Marathon, 1st; Chicago Marathon, 1st; New York City Marathon, 1st;
- 2013: London Marathon, 1st; Boston Marathon, 1st; Chicago Marathon, 1st; New York City Marathon, 1st; IPC Athletics World Championships, 1st 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m and 5000m
- 2012 Chicago Marathon, 1st
- 2011: IPC World Championships, 1st 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3rd 100m
- 2010: New York City Marathon, 1st
- 2009: Chicago Marathon, 1st
- 2006: IPC World Championships, 1st 100m, 2nd 200m, 400m
- 2004: Athens 2004 Paralympic Games, 2nd 100m, 3rd 200m
After her past year of overwhelming success in track & field, Tatyana McFadden has become a well-known athlete both within the Paralympic family and beyond. McFadden was adopted from St. Petersburg, Russia, at age six by Deborah McFadden. Born with spina bifida that left her paralyzed below the waist, McFadden walked on her hands at her orphanage and did not use a wheelchair until after her adoption. Once in her new hometown of Clarksville, Md., McFadden played many sports in her youth, including wheelchair basketball, sled hockey, swimming, gymnastics and track & field. McFadden continued her athletic success at the University of Illinois, where she joined the Fighting Illini’s wheelchair basketball and wheelchair track teams.
McFadden competed in her first Paralympic Games in 2004, where she earned a silver and a bronze medal in track & field. She has competed in every summer Paralympic Games since then and is now a ten-time Paralympic medalist, including three gold. In July 2013, McFadden became the first woman to earn six titles at a single International Paralympic Committee Athletics World Championship. Additionally, she became the first athlete to win four major world marathons in a single year after taking victory in the women’s wheelchair division of the 2013 London, Boston, Chicago and New York City Marathons. McFadden’s sister Hannah also competed at the London 2012 Paralympic Games in the 100m, marking the first time siblings have competed together in a Paralympic Games.
With the encouragement of two-sport Paralympian Alana Nichols, McFadden was encouraged to try Nordic skiing for the first time last year. It didn’t take her long to pick up the sport, as she earned a national title at her first U.S. Adaptive Nordic Skiing National Championship in January 2013. She is currently a member of the 2013-14 U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing National Team, having already earned five top-10 finishes in the first three world cups of her Nordic career.
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