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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.
South African Paralympic star Ernst van Dyk raced his way to two silver medals at the 2013 Para-cycling Road World Championships in Baie-Comeau, Canada, pushing Italy's Alessandro Zanardi all the way in the hand cycling H4 time trial and road race.
South Africa's Ernst van Dyk, who won a silver medal in the hotly contested London Paralympic hand cycling road race at Brands Hatch, is a two-sport star. His most recent foray abroad brought him more wheelchair racing success in the Boston and London marathons.
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.
South African wheelchair racing superstar Ernst van Dyk's lofty status in the international Paralympic community was recently underlined when he was chosen as one of 11 Paralympic ambassadors by the International Paralympic Committee.
South African Paralympic wheelchair star Ernst van Dyk - five-time winner of the Boston Marathon, and the world record holder in the wheelchair marathon - was named World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability at the 2006 Laureus World Sports Awards in Barcelona on Monday.
South African wheelchair athlete Ernst van Dyk has won the famous Boston Marathon for a record fifth consecutive time, coming home almost six minutes clear of his nearest challenger - also South African - Krige Schabort.