Tatyana McFadden goes for No. 23 in Chicago.
The world’s most successful marathoner over the last five years not only stars in Sunday’s race in the Windy City (8 a.m. ET, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA) — which she has won seven straight times, a portion of her 22 career World Marathon Major victories — but is also present in Nike Running’s campaign ahead of it.
“I never saw myself as a person with a disability,” McFadden said in a video published Monday. “I always saw myself as a champion.”
Nike’s tagline: If you think you can’t run a marathon, win one.
McFadden swept the Boston, London, Chicago and New York City Marathon wheelchair races in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
McFadden, 29, suddenly became beatable in the last 18 months.
She finished fourth at the 2017 Boston Marathon after multiple hospital visits and surgeries for blood clots in her legs. Her four-year win streak in New York City was snapped last year. She regained the Boston title in April, then was runner-up in London.
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