Team USA Names First Four Paralympians for Paris 2024
By Team USA Staff
The 2023 TCS New York City Marathon held special significance this year, as it served as the selection event for the marathon at the upcoming Paralympic Games in Paris. The top two American male and female finishers in the wheelchair division races earned automatic berths to Team USA’s roster.
Daniel Romanchuk and Susannah Scaroni finished second and third overall to secure the men’s and women’s top spots. Both are decorated Paralympians with impressive marathon resumes. Romanchuk won Paralympic gold in Tokyo in the 400m and also has wins at the New York, Boston, Chicago, and London marathons. Scaroni took Paralympic gold in the 5K in Tokyo and has racked up titles in Chicago, New York, and Boston over the past year.
Joining them will be legendary Paralympian Tatyana McFadden, who qualified by placing sixth amongst American women. The 20-time medalist now heads to her seventh Paralympics at age 34. On the men’s side, 6-time Paralympian Aaron Pike took the second US spot with a fourth-place finish. Pike is a dual-sport athlete who also competes in Para Nordic skiing.
Other top American finishers included newcomer Evan Correll, who placed sixth in the men’s race in his international debut. Jenna Fesemyer and Michelle Wheeler also turned in 8th and 11th place finishes for the women.
With these selections, the first four members of the US Paralympic Track & Field Team have been named. The Paris 2024 Paralympic Games take place from August 28 to September 8, 2024.