The current fastest female marathoner in the wheelchair division will line up to compete at the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Here is a look at Manuela Schar's career so far:
Name: Manuela Schar
Country of Origin: Switzerland
Standout Race: Schar is the reigning female champion of the Boston Marathon, finishing this year's course in just one hour, 28 minutes 17 seconds. Schar's time set a world record for the women's wheelchair marathon event.
More About Manuela Schar: Schar suffered a spinal cord injury following an accident in 1993. Although Schar got a late start to her career, her list of accomplishments is hardly minimal with three Paralympic appearances (three medals), six World Championship medals and a world record in the Women's Marathon.