Romanchuk, McFadden, and Scaroni return to competition after qualifying for Paralympic team.
By Taylor Dutch / Runner’s World
On October 13, Daniel Romanchuk, Tatyana McFadden and Susannah Scaroni earned their place on Team USA headed to the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo. In racing the Chicago Marathon, which served as the official Paralympic Marathon Trials for Team USA, men’s race-winner Romanchuk and women’s runner-up McFadden qualified to represent the U.S. next year. Susannah Scaroni also qualified by finishing fourth overall in Chicago and hitting the Paralympic A standard prior to the race.
Less than a month later, Romanchuk, McFadden and Scaroni will return to competition in New York City. Romanchuk will be looking to defend his title after a breakthrough in 2018. At just 20 years old, he became the first American and youngest athlete ever to win the men’s wheelchair division. In the women’s race, McFadden and Scaroni will face tough competition from 2018 New York City champion and 2019 Chicago Marathon champion Manuela Schär of Switzerland. Schär has won back-to-back crowns in New York City, while McFadden is aiming to achieve her sixth title.
You can see the race live at TCS New York City Marathon.