Boston Marathon

Marcel Hug wins third straight Boston Marathon men’s wheelchair race

The "Silver Bullet" set a new course record.

Wheelchair racer Marcel E. Hug (L) crosses the finish line ahead of Ernst Van Dyk in the 121st Boston Marathon. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Marcel Hug (HOOG) has won the wheelchair race at the Boston Marathon in a course record time.

It was the third straight Boston win for the 32-year-old from Switzerland.

Hug outpushed 10-time winner Ernst Van Dyk of South Africa down Boylston Street to finish in an unofficial time of 1 hour, 18 minutes, 4 seconds.

The old course record was 1:18:25.