Tatyana McFadden, My New Hero From Maryland, Just Completed The Grand Slam Sweep Of The Boston, London, Chicago and New York Marathons
IN ONE YEAR! 4 marathon championships IN ONE YEAR!
McFadden, born in St. Petersburg, Russia, with spina bifida that left her paralyzed from the waist down, became the first person to complete a marathon Grand Slam — capturing titles at major 26.2-mile races this year in Boston, Chicago, London and New York.
How about this chick? FOUR marathon wins in one year? Boston, check, Chicago, got it, London, easy money, New York, owned it. This is the kind of shit that gets me pumped up. She’s only 24 and has accomplished more in this year than I probably ever will. Oh, and just so you know, this past summer she won six gold medals at the IPC Athletics World Championships, so she’s kind of a big deal. Meanwhile, I can’t get myself up to go for a 25 minute run. Winter is coming, I’m probably going to lay on the couch while Tatyana will be participating in the Paralympic cross-country skiing World Cup season. Hell, I’ve never skied before, what the hell is wrong with me?!
Consider me put on notice. I need to be more like Tatyana McFadden and less like a lazy piece of crap.
P.S. She’s kind of cute, right? And she’s pretty much diesel, so again, intimidating/ good looking = I’m hooked.