What the dramatic Boston Marathon men’s wheelchair finish looked like on Bolyston Street
The "Silver Bullet" set a new course record.
In yet another close finish, Marcel Hug edged his perpetual rival, Ernst van Dyk. It gave Hug his third straight wheelchair title in the Boston Marathon.
The 31-year-old Swiss native set a Boston record, finishing in 1:18:03. Here’s the street level view of Hug—known as the “Silver Bullet”—holding off van Dyk’s late charge:
Congrats to Marcel Hug…breaking a record crossing the @bostonmarathon finish line!! pic.twitter.com/lXaXGAlQel
— Jennifer Feldman (@jenniferfeldman) April 17, 2017
And here’s the WBZ broadcast view of Hug’s win: