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: Security Guard To Plead Guilty To Stabbing Timberland Worker Catherine Heppner
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.”READ MORE: Boston Driver Says He Was 'Terrorized' By 20 To 30 Teens On Bicycles
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.
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