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.
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.
???Manuela Schar just won women’s push-rim for the first time with a new course record! #Boston2017 #BeBoston
— Boston Marathon (@bostonmarathon) April 17, 2017
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.