Twenty-time Paralympic medalist Tatyana McFadden raced 52.4 miles in the span of 24 hours between the 2021 Chicago and Boston Marathons. She took home her ninth women’s wheelchair division title in Chicago on Oct. 10 (1:48:57), then proceeded to finish in second place the next day in Boston (1:50:20). This comes just one week after McFadden got third at the 2021 London Marathon and less than a month following her second-place results in the 2021 Berlin Marathon. Read more about Tatyana’s impressive feat here!
The Tokyo Paralympic Games kick off on August 24, and all eyes are on renowned wheelchair racer Tatyana McFadden. The athlete isn’t unfamiliar with attention. She’s been competing since she was a kid, and she became the youngest member of Team USA. Since, she’s accumulated 17 Summer Paralympic medals. In her teens, her activism began to draw widespread attention when, as a high school student, she sued for the right to compete in her racing chair in high school athletics, pushing boundaries and setting the groundwork for what would later become the Maryland Fitness and Athletics Equity for Students With Disabilities Act. To read more, check out this Refinery29 article.
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As the youngest member of the USA Climbing team heading to compete in the debut of the sport at the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo, Colin Duffy isn’t fazed by the pressure at all. In fact, he thrives off of it. Read more about his travel favourites here!
On the newest Deep Dives, a Health video series where inspiring people talk about a health topic that’s meaningful to them, Laurie Hernandez’s opens up about her mental health journey and the expectation of perfection placed on gymnasts. Watch it here!