While more emphasis has been placed on Eliud Kipchoge from Kenya, the winner of London Marathon 2019, The race also attracted a considerable athletes in the wheelchair race. There was disappointment for David Weir who had to settle for fifth place after 20-year-old American Dan Romanchuk beat off Marcel Hug and Tomoki Suzuki to seal glory. China’s Dai Yungqiang came fourth.
American Daniel Romanchuk won the men’s wheelchair race at the London Marathon for the first time as Britain’s eight-time winner David Weir finished fifth. Romanchuk, 20, broke clear in the last kilometre to win in one hour 33 minutes 38 seconds, four seconds ahead of Hug.
Manuela Schar of Switzerland comfortably won the women’s race, adding to her victories in Berlin, Chicago, New York and Tokyo. Tatyana McFadden and Madison De Rozario made up the top three. Schar – champion in Berlin, Chicago, New York and Tokyo – cruised to victory in one hour 44 minutes nine seconds, more than five minutes ahead of four-time winner Tatyana McFadden and last year’s champion Madison de Rozario.
Additional reporting from BBC