Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Meet Champion Wheelchair Racer Ernst van Dyk

In April 2010 Ernst van Dyk won the Boston Marathon Wheelchair Race and with that win he set a record for winning more Boston Marathon Wheelchair races than any other person. Since 2001 van Dyk has one EVERY Boston Marathon men's wheelchair event except for the 2007 marathon when he placed second. In 2004, the South African set the world record by winning the Boston Marathon with a time of 18:27. Van Dyk is also a Paralympian as well as the 2006 recipient of the Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability. van Dyk is only 37 years old and has plenty of races in front of him. Watch an interview with van Dyk just before his 2010 win: