Marcel Hug claims Men’s Wheelchair Marathon, Scaroni secures Women title

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Switzerland’s Marcel Hug secured his sixth men’s wheelchair crown in Boston on Monday, clocking a time of 1:17:06 and further broke his own course record.

Hug took an early lead and dominated the game in the second half of the race cruising to an easy victory. For much of the race, he was racing the clock to set a new course record.

Commonly referred to as “Silver Bullet”, Hug has previously won Boston in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2021. He didn’t get a chance to compete for the crown last year due to a medical reason.

Daniel Romanchuck, who clinched the Boston title in 2019, came in second with a 1:27:45 finish on Monday. Jetze Plat settled for third with a 1:28:35 finish followed by Aaron Pike at 1:30:30.

In the women’s race, American Susannah Scaroni claimed her first Boston title, crossing the line in 1:41.45.

Her victory followed runner-up positions in 2018 and 2022. She was followed by Madison de Rozario of Australia in 1:46.55 and Wakako Tsuchida of Japan in 1:47.04.

Scaroni built a 20-second lead early before having to stop briefly to adjust a loose right wheel about 10 miles in and went ahead to win.

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