BOSTON (CBS) – Manuela Schar of Switzerland dominated the women’s wheelchair race at the Boston Marathon Monday.
The 2017 champion won the 2019 title in 1 hour, 34 minutes and 19 seconds.READ MORE: All Mass. Residents 16 And Over To Be Eligible For COVID Vaccine Starting Monday
Defending champion Tatyana McFadden was a distant second.
“I felt so much better than last year,” she told WBZ-TV, referring to 2018 when she had to drop out of the race. “That never happened to me before. That was really an experience that’s still deep in me.”
Schar set the course record when she won in 2017.
“It feels so great to be back. I had my best experience here and my worst experience here, and I’m happy it was the way it was today,” she said.MORE NEWS: 3 Die In Wrong-Way Crash On Interstate 84 In Sturbridge
Watch WBZ-TV’s David Wade talks to Schar