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Tatyana McFadden

Born: 21 April 1989

Marathon best: 1:31:30 Duluth 2019

London Marathon record

  • 2011 ➥ 4th 1:46:34
  • 2012 ➥ 8th 2:05:38
  • 2013 ➥ 1st 1:46:02
  • 2014 ➥ 1st 1:45:12
  • 2015 ➥ 1st 1:41:14
  • 2016 ➥ 1st 1:44:14
  • 2018 ➥ 2nd 1:42:58
  • 2019 ➥ 2nd 1:49:42 

Abbott World Marathon Majors record

  • Series X: 1st
  • Series XI: 2nd
  • Series XII: 2nd

Marathons in major championships

Paralympics:

  • 2012 ➥ 9th 1:58:47
  • 2016 ➥ 2nd 1:38:44
  • 2020 (2021) ➥ 5th 1:40:14

Notes: Tatyana McFadden dominated marathon racing for four years until forced to play second fiddle to Manuela Schär. She went undefeated in Boston, London, Chicago and New York from 2012 to 2016, and won 13 races in a row before losing in Tokyo in 2016. In 2013 she became the first athlete to win all four in one year, and repeated the feat each year until 2017. She has won four London titles, five in Boston, seven in Chicago and five in New York. She made her name on the track when she won two Paralympic medals in Athens aged 15. She won four more in Beijing and at London 2012 won golds in 400m, 800m and 1,500m. In Rio she added another gold medal (5,000m) to her collection. She has 16 Paralympic medals in all, including a silver at cross-country skiing from 2014. Born in Russia with spina bifida, McFadden lived in an orphanage for the first six years of her life until adopted by an American family from Maryland.