Swiss duo superior – Hug and Schär triumph in Boston – Sport – SRF

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In the wheelchair races at the Boston Marathon, Marcel Hug and Manuela Schär gave Switzerland sovereign victories.


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Marcel Hug and Manuela Schär.


Marcel Hug missed the goal of winning two marathons within 24 hours with second place in Chicago on Sunday. On Monday, however, the East Swiss in Boston was in a class of his own. Hug prevailed in 1:18:11 hours. He relegated the American Daniel Romanchuk, winner of Chicago, to second place at 7:35 minutes.

Hug only missed his own course record by 7 seconds because he missed a junction shortly before the finish.

Sharply superior to victory

In the women’s wheelchair race, Manuela Schär was in a class of its own. The Swiss triumphed in 1:35:21 hours and was almost 15 minutes faster than the second-placed American Tatyana McFadden.

Kenyan victories

Among the runners, the victories went to Kenya. Benson Kipruto won the men’s 125th edition of the Boston marathon in 2:09:51 hours. Fastest woman on the streets of Massachusetts was Diana Kipyogei in 2:24:45 hours.

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