It was one of the closest finishes for the wheelchair division of the Boston Marathon! Last year’s winner, Marcel Hug, barely won it out in front of Kurt Fearnley and Earnst Van Dyk in the 26.1-mile race.
According to Boston.com, “Hug, of Switzerland, crossed the finish line in 1:24:01, one second ahead of South Africa’s Ernst Van Dyk, 1:24:02, and two seconds ahead of Australia’s Kurt Fearnley, 1:24:03. Hug won with a time of 1:29:53 in 2015.”
Take a look at the story and watch the video of the photo-finish win.
Tatyana McFadden was the female winner in the wheelchair division with a time of 1:42:16. McFadden, who is a native of Russia, now resides in the United States. In a People Magazine article, it notes, “She’s the first person to ever win all four of the world’s major marathons in London, Boston, Chicago and New York.”
McFadden competes in the London Marathon next week and will participate in track and field events at the 2016 Paralympics this summer. Read more about McFadden in this article.
I am absolutely amazed at the strength, both physically emotionally, of these athletes as they overcome the barriers they face.
Michael Jordan once said, “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen!” I can definitely say these athletes are making it happen!