The Paralympic Games is the third-largest sporting event, happening in the weeks following the Olympic Games—yet it still goes overlooked and underfunded. The 2016 Rio Paralympics saw financial shortcomings and slow ticket sales up until the days before the opening ceremonies; thanks to the last-minute #Filltheseats crowdfunding campaign, Paralympic athletes didn’t have to compete in front of sparse crowds.

But now, the history of parasports and the Paralympics are getting their moment in the spotlight with the new Netflix documentary Rising Phoenix, a project four years in the making that features the stories of nine Paralympians alongside the history of the Games. It comes out on Netflix on August 26.

One of the featured Paralympians is Tatyana McFadden, an elite wheelchair athlete (she has won 23 marathons!) and 17-time Paralympic medal winner who has sought to increase the profile of parasports since high school, back when she sued the state of Maryland to be able to compete in her chair.

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