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Romanchuk wins second Boston Marathon

By: Alec Busse

University of Illinois graduate Daniel Romanchuk won his second career Boston Marathon on Monday morning with a time of 1:26:58.

Romanchuk, 23, led for 23 miles of the 26.2-mile-long race. It is the eighth win in Romanchuk's career. He previously won the Boston Marathon in 2019.

Defending champion and five-time Boston Marathon winner Marcel Hug was forced to withdraw from the race just hours before the scheduled start. Hug has controlled wheelchair racing since last summer when he broke out a new racing chair. He won four gold medals and won five of the next six world marathons using the chair since last summer's Paralympics.

Susannah Scaroni, another former Illini, finished in second place in her first race back after she was tragically hit by a car while training in the fall. It is the second time in Scaroni's career that she has finished in second place in the Boston Marathon.

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