Manuela Schar wins Boston Marathon women’s wheelchair race with world best time

It's the first time ever that a woman has beaten the 1:30 mark.

First-place women's wheelchair racer Manuela Schar crosses the finish line of the 121st Boston Marathon.
First-place women's wheelchair racer Manuela Schar crosses the finish line of the 121st Boston Marathon. –Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

The women have delivered another world best in the Boston Marathon wheelchair races.

Manuela Schar of Switzerland finished in an unofficial 1 hour, 28 minutes, 17 seconds to win the women’s wheelchair race on Monday.

It’s the first time ever that a woman has beaten the 1:30 mark.

Schar earned her first victory in Boston to join countryman Marcel Hug atop the podium and in the record books. The old best for a woman in the wheelchair race was 1:34:06.

The winners’ times are considered a world best and not a world record. The straight-line Boston course doesn’t qualify for world records because of the possibility of a supportive tailwind like the one on Monday.