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Chicago Marathon 2019: Manuela Schar Defends Title, Wins Women’s Wheelchair Race

Schar entered this year’s Chicago Marathon as the reigning Chicago, New York, Tokyo, Boston and London champion

Manuela Schar cruised her way to a repeat victory in the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. 

Manuela Schar, of Switzerland, broke away from the pack with an impressive lead heading into the final stretch of the race, defending her champion status in the women's wheelchair race.  

After finishing second to Tatyana McFadden from 2013 to 2016, Schär, a four-time Paralympian, finally took the crown in 2018. She also broke the official world record by more than a minute last September when she picked up her fourth title in Berlin in 1:36:53. 

Schar entered this year’s Chicago Marathon as the reigning Chicago, New York, Tokyo, Boston and London champion, and as the AbbottWMM Series XI and XII champion.

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