International Athletics

Hug denies Van Dyk 11th Boston title

2015-04-20 17:25
Ernst van Dyk (File)

Boston - Marcel Hug of Switzerland has deprived South Africa's Ernst van Dyk of an 11th Boston Marathon wheelchair title on Monday.

Hug won the race in an unofficial time of 1:29:53, to claim his first Boston win, more than six and a half minutes ahead of Van Dyk.

The 28-year-old Hug finished fourth last year.

Defending champion Van Dyk had to scramble to finish a mere second ahead of Japan's Masazumi Soejima, who finished in a time of 01:36:28.

Soejima, who won the title in 2007, in turn finished a second ahead of compatriot Kota Hokinoue, to claim the final place on the podium. 

Hokinoue finished second in 2014. 

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