Josh Cassidy of Oakville, Ontario won the Gold medal in the men’s wheelchair racing. His time of one hour, 18 minutes and 25 seconds was a World Record that he set by two seconds.
Diane Roy of Sherbrooke, Quebec won a Bronze medal on the women’s side. Wesley Korir of Kenya won the Gold medal on the men’s able-bodied side and Sharon Cherop won the Gold medal on the women’s able-bodied side.
For Cassidy, it was the second biggest win of his career, He previously won the London Marathon in 2010.
Canada has an incredibly rich history when it comes to the Boston Marathon. Past men’s champions include Ronald McDonald (1898), John Caffrey (1900, 1901), Thomas Longboat (1907), Fred Cameron (1910), James Duffy (1914), Edouard Fabre (1915), John Miles (1926, 1929), Dave Komonen (1934), Walter Young (1937), Gerard Cote (1940, 1943, 1944, 1948) and Jerome Drayton (1977). Jacqueline Gareau won on the women’s side in 1980, while in men’s wheelchair racing, Andre Viger won in 1984, 1986 and 1987.
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