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South African wheelchair-racing star Ernst van Dyk became the first person to win the Boston Marathon 10 times when he sped to victory on Monday. Van Dyk's amazing run was achieved in only 15 appearances in the iconic event, which dates back to 1897.
Two South Africans were reportedly among the injured after two explosions struck the Boston Marathon on Monday, turning a festive event on Patriots' Day, a state holiday in Massachusetts, into a horrific tragedy.
After winning the Boston Marathon for a record ninth time, South African wheelchair racing star Ernst van Dyk now has more victories in the world-famous marathon, first contested in 1897, than anyone in any racing category.
South African wheelchair athlete Ernst van Dyk won the Boston Marathon last Monday to continue a remarkable record of success in the prestigious race. It was his eighth win in nine years.
South African wheelchair athlete Ernst van Dyk's love affair with the Boston Marathon continued on Monday when he won the race for a record seventh time.