Boston (CBS)-Marcel Hug added the Boston Marathon victory to his collection. On Monday, the “Swiss Silver Bullet” won the men’s wheelchair race in the 125th Boston Marathon, raising his total number of championships in Boston to five games.
On Monday morning, Hug took the lead from the jump and never relaxed. But he missed the last turn-turn right into Hereford Street-which made him lose the opportunity to set a new stadium record, as well as the $50,000 bonus for completing this feat. A team of police officers has been added to the track to ensure that other racers do not miss the turn.
“Just a stupid mistake. I’m focusing and pushing as best I can. This [lead] The car went straight, and I followed the car when I was supposed to go right,” Hug told WBZ-TV’s David Wade about the missed turn. “It’s my fault. I should know this course, I have done it several times. I am really angry with myself. “
“I am really satisfied with the game and performance, but I am frustrated because this shouldn’t happen,” he added.
Hug ended with an official score of 1:18:11, slightly lower than the 1:18:04 course record he set in 2017.
His victory in 2021 now joins Hug’s victory in Boston in 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015. He finished third in 2019, breaking Boston’s record of four consecutive victories.
Daniel Romanchuk, who won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, was runner-up behind Haag by 1:25:46. Ernst Van Dyk (Ernst Van Dyk) is Boston’s 10 times champion, finishing third with 1:28:43.