Runners to watch in the Boston Marathon
Ernst Van DykNumber: W1
Personal Best: Boston, 2004 - 1:18:27 (world record)
Country: South Africa
Boston Marathon: Winner 9 of last 10 years. 2010 time: 1:26:53.
Of Note: Van Dyk has won Boston's mens wheelchair division a record nine times and is the races all-time victory leader. Van Dyk has also won the New York City Marathon, Los Angeles Marathon, Paris Marathon, Columbus Marathon, Pittsburgh Marathon, Seoul International Wheelchair Marathon, Oita Marathon, Oensingen Marathon and Schenkon Marathon, as well as countless shorter races.