Marcel Hug of Switzerland and Susannah Scaroni of the United States broke the course records to win the men’s and women’s wheelchair divisions
By NYRR Media
In the professional wheelchair division, Hug won his fifth career TCS New York City Marathon title, tying Tatyana McFadden and Kurt Fearnley for the most wheelchair division titles in event history. He took the tape in 1:25:26, smashing the previous course record of 1:29:22 set by Fearnley in 2006. The course-record bonus for the professional wheelchair division this year was raised to $50,000, making the wheelchair division bonus equal to the open division bonus.
“It was really incredible – a very fast time. I was surprised, too, about this very fast time,” Hug said.
Daniel Romanchuk of the United States was second in 1:27:38, followed by Jetze Plat of the Netherlands in third in 1:31:28.
In the women’s wheelchair division, American Susannah Scaroni snatched her first TCS New York City Marathon title, breaking the tape in 1:42:43 to break the previous course record of 1:43:04 set by Tatyana McFadden in 2015. It marked her first title in New York and second Abbott World Marathon Majors race victory following her Chicago Marathon victory last month. She became the first American in six years to win the women’s wheelchair division.
Switzerland’s Manuela Schär finished second in 1:45:11, and last year’s champion, Madison de Rozario of Australia, was third in 1:45:24.