Yamamoto, McFadden Win Boston Marathon Wheelchair Divisions

BOSTON (CBS) – Hiroyuki Yamamoto of Japan won the men’s wheelchair race division of the 2013 Boston Marathon Monday in 1:25:33.

This was Yamamoto’s first Boston Marathon.

Nine-time winner Ernst Van Dyk of South Africa was second.

Yamamoto talks to WBZ-TV’s Jonathan Elias

Twenty-three year-old Tatyana McFadden of Clarksville, Maryland won the women’s division in 1:45:25.

Like Yamamoto, this was also her first Boston Marathon.

“I raced my hardest race and today it worked in my favor,” McFadden told WBZ-TV’s Jonathan Elias.

Both winners plan to race again next week in the London Marathon.

McFadden talks to WBZ-TV’s Jonathan Elias

  • http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/04/15/2013-boston-marathon-winners-and-finishers/ 2013 Boston Marathon: Winners And Finishers « CBS Boston

    […] Hiroyuki Yamamoto was the first winner of the day, cruising to victory in the men’s wheelchair race by 39 seconds over nine-time champion Ernst […]

  • http://www.mdnewsfeed.com/ellicott-city/howard-county-native-first-in-boston-marathon-wheelchair-division/ Howard County Native First in Boston Marathon Wheelchair Division | Maryland News Feed

    […] was a unequivocally tough race,” she told WBZ-TV’s Jonathan Elias afterwards. ”I let my training and a support from a throng lift me […]

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