It’s okay to be different. That’s the beauty of life. Tatyana faces challenges everyday but quitting is never be an excuse for Tatyana, only another challenge to conquer, a hill to climb, and Tatyana hopes to spread this same message to anyone in search of a similar spark. And she hasn’t yet met a hill she can’t climb. Marathon win number 25 might sound crazy, but for Tatyana, it’s part of her bigger dream to not only dominate the sport of distance running, but to also even the playing field for all athletes, regardless of race, gender or “disability.” Adversity will never be an excuse for her because it’s part of her only another challenge to conquer.