The article below originally appeared on Inside the Games and is being reprinted with permission.
Nordic skiers and triathletes, as well as leading performers from across the Para-athletics spectrum, are among leading entries for the US Paralympics Track and Field National Championships on San Francisco Bay later this month, it has been revealed.
Taking place at the College of San Mateo on the Bay over three days from June 20 until June 22, the competition, the first to be held on the US west coast, will be a major target for top US stars in the absence of a World Championships in 2014.
The 25-year-old will compete in every track event and will be a leading contender to continue her remarkable recent form, which has already seen her win both the London and Boston Marathon titles since her success in Sochi.
Another leading attraction will be visually impaired runner Ivonne Mosquera-Schmidt, a Stanford graduate who, after completely losing her sight at the age of two, will step down from her usual marathon distance to compete over every distance between 800 metres and 5,000m.
But like McFadden, Mosquera-Schmidt is also not limited to one sport, and she has also won international medals in Para-triathlon as well as dancing ballet, tap and jazz with the National Dance Institute in New York City.