Defending Champions McFadden, Hug Lead Elite Wheelchair Field

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon Wheelchair Elite Field Features 22 Paralympians from 10 Countries

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Tatyana McFadden at the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon
 

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced today that 15-time world champion, four-time Paralympic and eight-time Chicago Marathon champion, and course record-holder Tatyana McFadden (USA) and four-time Paralympian, 2016 Paralympic marathon and 800m gold medalist, and Abbott World Marathon Majors (AbbottWMM) Series X and Series XI champion Marcel Hug (SUI) will return as part of the elite wheelchair field to compete for the top spot on the podium at the 41st annual event.

McFadden and Hug lead an internationally diverse and talented professional wheelchair field that includes 22 Paralympians from 10 countries. They will return to Chicago on October 7 to vie for the Chicago Marathon crown.

“”Tatyana McFadden and Marcel Hug have become legends in the sport of professional wheelchair racing, and we are excited to welcome both of them back to Chicago for another run at a championship title,”” said Bank of America Chicago Marathon Executive Race Director Carey Pinkowski. “”It has been incredible to watch the growth of the sport over the last decade, and to see new athletes joining the front of the pack. We have a very competitive field this year.””

For more information on the wheelchair lineup, click here.

Women’s field
Name
Manuela Schär
Amanda McGrory
Susannah Scaroni
Tatyana McFadden
Sandra Graf
Margriet van den Broek
Madison de Rozario
Katrina Gerhard
Arielle Rausin
Aline dos Santos Rocha
Jenna Fesemyer
Yen Hoang
Country

SUI
USA
USA
USA
SUI
NED
AUS
USA
USA
BRA
USA
USA

Personal best

1:28:17
1:33:13
1:33:17
1:35:05
1:35:59
1:38:33
1:39:22
1:40:34
1:41:26
1:41:40
1:59:52
2:10:29

 

Men’s field
Name
Marcel Hug
Josh Cassidy
Kurt Fearnley
Hiroki Nishida
Josh George
Rafael Botello
Aaron Pike
Ryota Yoshida
Jorge Madera
James Senbeta
Simon Lawson
David Weir
Dan Romanchuk
Brian Siemann
Juan Valladares
Patrick Monahan
Alfonso Zaragoza
Jose Jimenez Hernandez
Tristan Smyth
Johnboy Smith
Francisco Sanclemente
Alexandre Dupont
Jose Pulido
Fidel Aguilar
Christian Clemmons
Raymond Martin
Joey Gibbs
Brendan Quinn
Stephen Koziel
Michael Fenster
Country

SUI
CAN
AUS
JPN
USA
ESP
USA
JPN
ESP
USA
GBR
GBR
USA
USA
VEN
IRL
MEX
CRC
CAN
GBR
COL
CAN
MEX
MEX
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA

Personal best

1:18:04
1:18:25
1:18:51
1:20:28
1:21:47
1:22:09
1:22:09
1:23:18
1:23:36
1:24:27
1:25:06
1:26:17
1:26:26
1:26:46
1:28:04
1:29:45
1:30:30
1:31:36
1:31:44
1:32:45
1:32:57
1:33:14
1:37:22
1:38:28
1:39:02
1:51:46
1:56:18
1:59:30
2:40:09
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