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Tatyana McFadden

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Paralympic Wheelchair Racer, Nordic Skier, 4-time World Major Marathon Grand Slam Winner & 17-Time Paralympic Medalist

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Tatyana McFadden Biography

Winning 20 Paralympic medals, 17 World medals, and countless major marathons is no easy feat, especially when you are facing such an adversity like Tatyana McFadden. McFadden was born with spina bifida, a hole in her spine, and spent the first six years of her life in a Russian orphanage. Being paralyzed from the waist down, having no wheelchair access, and learning to walk on her hands would lead her down a path that she could have never dreamed of… and she’s not done yet.

In 1994 on a work-related trip to Russia, then Commissioner of Disabilities for the U.S. Department of Health, Deborah McFadden, met McFadden while visiting her orphanage. Deborah immediately felt an unexplainable connection and adopted McFadden, knowing that she could give her a better life. Once in the United States, McFadden enrolled in various sports groups with hopes to build her strength that was lacking after the poor healthcare at the orphanage. This is where she fell in love with wheelchair racing. At 15, McFadden made her first appearance in the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games, bringing home two medals and was hungry for more.

She continued to the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing adding four medals, and onto the 2012 London Games where she collected another four medals, three of them being gold. At the 2013 World Championships, she made history becoming the first athlete to win six gold medals at the same competition. McFadden wanted to challenge herself even more and entered the professional marathon circuit in 2009, winning the Chicago Marathon. In 2013, she was the first man or woman, able-bodied or disabled, to win the Grand Slam (Boston, London, Chicago, and New York Marathons in the same year). In 2014, 2015, and 2016 she repeated this remarkable achievement. She has won 24 World Major Marathons and made her Winter Paralympic debut in the 2014 Sochi Games with less than a year of on-snow training for cross country ski racing. This is where she earned the 11th Paralympic medal of her career, a silver. In 2016, she again made the USA team for the Rio games and came home with 4 gold and 2 silver medals. Most recently, McFadden brought home a gold, silver, and bronze from the Tokyo Paralympic Games.

McFadden graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies, and got her master’s degree in the spring of 2019. When she is not training for one of her many athletic sports, she loves working as a national advocate for healthy lifestyle through sports and nutrition, mentoring youth in her community, and she is a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts.

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Paralympic Wheelchair Racer, Nordic Skier, 4-time World Major Marathon Grand Slam Winner & 17-Time Paralympic Medalist

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Tatyana McFadden Biography

Winning 20 Paralympic medals, 17 World medals, and countless major marathons is no easy feat, especially when you are facing such an adversity like Tatyana McFadden. McFadden was born with spina bifida, a hole in her spine, and spent the first six years of her life in a Russian orphanage. Being paralyzed from the waist down, having no wheelchair access, and learning to walk on her hands would lead her down a path that she could have never dreamed of… and she’s not done yet.

In 1994 on a work-related trip to Russia, then Commissioner of Disabilities for the U.S. Department of Health, Deborah McFadden, met McFadden while visiting her orphanage. Deborah immediately felt an unexplainable connection and adopted McFadden, knowing that she could give her a better life. Once in the United States, McFadden enrolled in various sports groups with hopes to build her strength that was lacking after the poor healthcare at the orphanage. This is where she fell in love with wheelchair racing. At 15, McFadden made her first appearance in the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games, bringing home two medals and was hungry for more.

She continued to the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing adding four medals, and onto the 2012 London Games where she collected another four medals, three of them being gold. At the 2013 World Championships, she made history becoming the first athlete to win six gold medals at the same competition. McFadden wanted to challenge herself even more and entered the professional marathon circuit in 2009, winning the Chicago Marathon. In 2013, she was the first man or woman, able-bodied or disabled, to win the Grand Slam (Boston, London, Chicago, and New York Marathons in the same year). In 2014, 2015, and 2016 she repeated this remarkable achievement. She has won 24 World Major Marathons and made her Winter Paralympic debut in the 2014 Sochi Games with less than a year of on-snow training for cross country ski racing. This is where she earned the 11th Paralympic medal of her career, a silver. In 2016, she again made the USA team for the Rio games and came home with 4 gold and 2 silver medals. Most recently, McFadden brought home a gold, silver, and bronze from the Tokyo Paralympic Games.

McFadden graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies, and got her master’s degree in the spring of 2019. When she is not training for one of her many athletic sports, she loves working as a national advocate for healthy lifestyle through sports and nutrition, mentoring youth in her community, and she is a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts.

Tatyana McFadden Videos

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  • How to book Tatyana McFadden?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Tatyana McFadden for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Tatyana McFadden, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Tatyana McFadden or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Tatyana McFadden?

    Booking fees for Tatyana McFadden, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Tatyana McFadden, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Tatyana McFadden?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Tatyana McFadden for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Tatyana McFadden for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Tatyana McFadden or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Tatyana McFadden or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Tatyana McFadden is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Tatyana McFadden for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Tatyana McFadden generally travels from Tampa, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Amelia Rose Earhart, Rudy Ruettiger, Shannon Miller, Melissa Stockwell and Lizzie Velasquez. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tatyana McFadden for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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    "Something I'd never felt before: Freedom" | Tatyana McFadden ...
  • Tatyana McFadden on Changing Lives and Equality | A Winning ...
    Tatyana McFadden: Glowing Track Record | Greatest Paralympic ...

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