Switzerland man Marcel Hug, American girl Susannah Scaroni take Boston Marathon wheelchair titles

A well-known title returned to the highest of the rostrum and one other one received there for the primary time within the wheelchair division on the 127th Boston Marathon.

Marcel Hug of Switzerland captured his sixth males’s wheelchair Boston Marathon title, claiming the victory Monday in a course document of 1 hour, 17 minutes, 6 seconds within the first race of the day. It bests his earlier course mark of 1:18:04 set in 2017. American Daniel Romanchuk was second in 1:27.45, adopted by Jetze Plat of the Netherlands in 1:28.35.

Within the girls’s race, American Susannah Scaroni received her first Boston title, crossing the road in 1:41.45. Her victory adopted runner-up finishes in 2018 and 2022. She was adopted by Madison de Rozario of Australia in 1:46.55 and Wakako Tsuchida of Japan in 1:47.04.


Marcel Hug, of Switzerland, breaks the tape winning the men's wheelchair division of the 127th Boston Marathon, on April 17, 2023.

Marcel Hug, of Switzerland, breaks the tape profitable the boys’s wheelchair division of the 127th Boston Marathon, on April 17, 2023. (Alokito Mymensingh 24 Photograph/Charles Krupa)

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Hug’s win was the second-largest within the Boston wheelchair race’s historical past. He obtained $25,000 for the victory and a $50,000 bonus for setting the brand new course mark.

The 37-year-old Hug surged to the entrance of the sector on a foggy and drizzly morning, main the vast majority of the 26.2-mile course a 12 months after withdrawing earlier than the race for medical causes. Hug additionally broke the course document in Saturday’s 5K race as nicely.

Scaroni constructed a 20-second lead early earlier than having to cease briefly to regulate a unfastened proper wheel about 10 miles in. She handled the difficulty and returned to the race.

Peter Johnson