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.”
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Margriet van den Broek
Madison de Rozario
Aline dos Santos Rocha
Jose Jimenez Hernandez