2017 Chicago Marathon Wheelchair Elite: Manuela Schar

Learn more about the elite wheelchair racers competing at the 2017 Chicago Marathon.

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.

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