BOSTON – Marcel Hug won the wheelchair race at the Boston Marathon in a course record time.
— Alan Hume (@alanocu) April 17, 2017
It was the third straight Boston win for the 32-year-old from Switzerland.
Top 3 in men’s wheelchair, including three-time champion and new course record holder Marcel Hug, discussing at post-race press conference. pic.twitter.com/4doVJDRlLK
— Boston Marathon (@bostonmarathon) April 17, 2017
Hug out pushed 10-time winner Ernst Van Dyk of South Africa down Boylston Street to finish in an unofficial time of 1 hour, 18 minutes, 4 seconds. The old course record was 1:18:25.
Plans are in the works for memorials to mark the sites where two bombs exploded during the 2013 Boston Marathon.
City officials and the families of five people who died in the bombing or its aftermath say there’s also a plan to build a separate, larger memorial to victims, survivors and responders.
— Firefighter Nation (@firenation) April 17, 2017
Pablo Eduardo is a Massachusetts resident and internationally known sculptor. He’ll create the memorial markers on Boylston Street where bombs killed three spectators and wounded more than 260 others.
Eduardo said Monday his goal is to “embody the spirit of those we lost and the spirit of the city they loved.”
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