2024 Boston Marathon

Marcel Hug Breaks Boston Marathon Men's Record In Wheelchair Race

Marcel Hug Breaks Boston Marathon Men's Record In Wheelchair Race

Swiss athlete Marcel Hug broke his own record at the Boston Marathon despite crashing during the race on April 15.

Apr 15, 2024 by Joe Harrington

BOSTON -- Swiss Paralympic athlete Marcel Hug broke the Boston Marathon record for the fastest time in the men's wheelchair race for the second year in a row on Monday.

Hug, 38, won his seventh Boston Marathon title in the men's race and did it in a time of 1:15:33. It's the second year in a row he broke the course record. Making the feat even more impressive, however, is that Hug crashed during the race but still was able to make history. 

The Boston Marathon began Monday morning as thousands of athletes competed in one of the premier races of the year. Hug joined Eden Rainbow-Cooper as winners of the wheel chairs races. 

Eden Rainbow Cooper Wins First Boston Marathon

While Hug is no stranger to Boston Marathon success, Rainbow-Cooper won her first wheelchair race at the Boston Marathon. She did so with a time of 1:35:11. 

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